Renishaw, a manufacturer of advanced metal additive-manufacturing (AM) systems, opened a new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center in Newbury Park, Calif. The facility is situated within Ibex Engineering’s headquarters and allows visitors to explore, interact with and use Renishaw's latest metal AM systems. The center will be equipped to print high-precision titanium parts on Renishaw's RenAM 500 series of laser powder-bed-fusion AM systems.
The RenAM 500 series, which is suited for industrial production applications, allows for powder sieving and recirculation to be carried out automatically, reducing the need for manual handling and exposure to materials. The facility will include ancillary elements such as heat treatment, machining, inspection technology and part removal. These components work in concert with the AM system to ensure parts are printed and finished to specifications.