Renishaw to attend AMUG conference in Chicago

Renishaw is attending the Additive Manufacturers Users Group (AMUG) conference 2024, which is taking place from 10–14 March in Chicago, USA.

During the event, Renishaw will showcase the benefits of its latest AM technology and there will be a talk by Kevin Brigden, Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineering Manager.

Brigden will host a platinum speaker session on Monday, 11 March, to share the productivity improvements being seen from the development of Tempus technology, an upgrade now available for the company's RenAM 500 series of metal additive (AM) manufacturing systems. Productivity is a known hurdle to the mass adoption of AM technologies, including metal laser powder bed fusion. However, by allowing the system lasers to fire at the same time as the recoater is moving, Tempus technology can save up to 50% of build time (depending on build geometry). What's more, this additional process speed requires no compromise in part quality.

At the conference, attendees will see demonstrations of RenAM 500Q with Tempus technology, as well as a display of parts printed on the system to showcase its capabilities. For example, by using Tempus technology, Spanish metal AM specialists MADIT were able to reduce build time on a tubular automotive component from 13 hours, 43 minutes to under seven hours. Visitors will also see other parts produced on the new system, including advanced material parameter sets enabling low overhang prints, and craniomaxillofacial (CMF) implants from KLS Martin. Certified FAA Class 1 components in titanium from Tronosjet Maintenance will also be on display to demonstrate the breadth of capabilities of Renishaw's AM offering.

“AMUG is a great opportunity to network and share advancements with other AM users across various industries,” said Kevin Brigden. “We are excited to share the technological fundamentals of the RenAM 500 system processes and highlight our initial findings from the introduction of TEMPUS technology, as well as discovering what others in the industry are developing.”

AMUG aims to bring together people in the AM industry to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.