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