Renishaw will be exhibiting a range of its advanced engineering products at the Engineering Design Show 2013, from 2–3 October 2013, including its additive manufacturing systems, and position encoders for precision motion control.
In hall 1, stand D22, visitors to the show will be able to see Renishaw’s AM250 laser melting system, which uses an additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns.
Following the acquisition of LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH in May 2013, Renishaw is now able to offer additional additive manufacturing services, including design and simulation, and the contract manufacture of metal prototypes and production parts. LBC was established in 2002, and specialises in conformally cooled mould tools and tool inserts for injection moulding and die-casting applications.
Renishaw will also exhibit a range of its encoder products, including the RESOLUTE absolute optical encoder, which is now available with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ interface, an innovative, powerful communications interface to connect encoder and direct measurement systems with SINUMERIK and SINAMICS drive components. RESOLUTE true-absolute optical encoder with the DRIVE-CLiQ interface allows machine builders to achieve higher performance and reliability. The product determines position immediately upon switch-on and so is particularly suitable for use in high-performance lathe spindles as well as DDR torque motors requiring high levels of precision and motion control integrity.
For further information on Renishaw products visit www.renishaw.com, or visit the company at the Engineering Design Show 2013, from 2–3 October 2013.