High-speed machine tool scanning system on display from Renishaw

21 January 2014

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High-speed machine tool scanning system on display from RenishawRenishaw will be exhibiting their advanced engineering products at Southern Manufacturing 2014, from 12–13 February at FIVE in Farnborough, UK. On Stand Q90, visitors will have the opportunity to see a range of products which can help companies to improve their manufacturing processes, including gauging systems, machine tool calibration systems, 5-axis measurement systems for CMMs, additive manufacturing systems, and the new SPRINT high-speed contact scanning system for machine tools.

SPRINT is a system which opens up completely new process control opportunities for high-value CNC machine tools. The SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine scanning technology that will deliver a step-change in the benefits of process control, enabling fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.

The Equator versatile inspection system is a radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gauging. Its patented low-cost design, described as unique in construction and method of operation, is capable of high-speed comparative gauging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts. It has been developed and proven on the shop-floor in collaboration with companies in multiple industries and applications.

Visitors to Southern Manufacturing 2014 looking to improve measurement speeds on co-ordinate measuring machines will also be able to see demonstrations of the PH20 5-axis touch-trigger system, which increases touch-trigger CMM throughput up to three times, using fast, infinite, rotary positioning and “head touch” capability for high-speed point capture with minimal CMM movement. The PH20 uses two axes of head motion to minimise CMM movement and associated dynamic errors at higher measurement speeds. Its “inferred calibration” feature determines head orientation and probe position in a single operation, eliminating the need for calibration at each orientation.

Renishaw’s laser melting technology will also be featured at Southern Manufacturing 2014.This additive manufacturing system is a 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 20–100 microns.

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