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Additive manufacturing for industrial applications

The RenAM 500M is a laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing system designed specifically for the production of metal components on the factory floor. It features automated powder and waste handling systems that enable consistent process quality, reduce operator touch times and ensure high standards of system safety. The system build volume is 250 mm × 250 mm × 350 mm..

The RenAM 500M is built using a Renishaw in house designed and manufactured optical system and control platform which forms the basis for our future additive manufacturing systems product range.

Available models

Automated

Ideal for industrial production applications, RenAM 500M has a higher level of automation compared to the more flexible AM250 and AM 400 platforms.

Powder sieving and recirculation are all carried out within the compact system automatically, reducing the need for manual handling and exposure to materials. This provides increased safety and sustained quality of the metal powders.

Intuitive

The large 19 inch robust touchscreen user interface, and machine control software has been designed to be intuitive. Based on a Windows® operating system with a dedicated user interface, large icons show the build set-up workflow for ease of navigation through the various process steps.

Smart

The patented high capacity dual SafeChange™ filter system enables builds to be run for long periods within a stable controlled atmosphere. The filters capture process emissions in a safe and efficient manner.

The intelligent control system actively senses the condition of the filter, and automatically redirects the gas circuit to the clean filter before the process conditions deteriorate. The user is then alerted to change the filter housing and replace the filter cartridge.

Key benefits

  • RenAM 500Q allows you to address a broader range of components with AM
  • Up to 150 cm³/hour deposition rate* significantly improves productivity
  • Intelligent gas flow ensures the efficient removal of process emissions and extends filter life
  • Single additively manufactured galvo mounting built in AlSi10Mg with internal conformal cooling fluid channels enables excellent thermal stability of the optical system

* Including wiper time, dependent on part geometry, material and parameter set used.

Key features

  • Build volume 250 mm x 250 mm x 350 mm
  • Class leading vacuum preparation and low argon consumption
  • Intelligent dual SafeChange™ filter system automatically changes to a clean filter when required
  • Integrated sieving and powder recirculation
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Die & Mould
  • Education & Academics
  • Electronics
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Semiconductor, Solar & Electronics
  • Shipbuilding
RenishawRenishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as metal 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print' parts from metal powder. The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4,000 employees worldwide. Around 2,800 people are employed within the UK where the company carries out the majority of its research and development and its manufacturing.
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