RenAM 500M - Metal Additive Manufacturing (Metal 3D printing) for industrial applications

RENISHAW RenAM 500M - Metal Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications

Latest Update December 24, 2019
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The RENISHAW “RenAM 500M” is a laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing system or metal 3D printing that designed specifically for the production of metal components on the factory floor.  Additive manufacturing (AM) is a process of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file. The technology can produce complex shapes that are not possible with traditional casting and machining methods, or subtractive techniques. AM provides new design possibilities, including opportunities to combine multiple components in production, minimise material use and reduce tooling costs.  For Renishaw's expertise that design and manufacture additive manufacturing systems for manufacturing components in a variety of metals using a process called metal powder bed fusion (or laser melting).  Renishaw's metal powder bed fusion is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together creating functional 3-dimensional parts. The RenAM 500M 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.

Renishaw applies metal powder bed fusion technology, as classified by ASTM International. The technology, however, is still often referred to as layer melting, metal additive manufacturing, metal 3D printing, laser sintering and metal AM.

The process is digitally driven, direct from sliced 3D CAD data. For each slice of CAD data, a thin even layer of fine metal powder is deposited across the build plate, then the selected areas of the powder are precisely melted by the laser. This process is repeated building up, layer by layer until the build is complete.  

Renishaw's additive manufacturing systems can build in a range of metals, including titanium alloy Ti6Al4V, cobalt-chromium, stainless steel, nickel alloys Inconel 625 and Inconel 718 and aluminium alloy AlSi10Mg.

Benefits of using The RENISHAW “RenAM 500M” 

  • Multiple part consolidation - the number of items in an assembly can be reduced by designing as a single complex component.
  • Reduce tooling costs - parts can be manufactured directly without the need for tooling.
  • Access to complex geometries - internal channels for conformal cooling, hidden features, thin walls and fine meshes.
  • Freedom from restrictions associated with traditional subtractive and casting manufacturing methods - when combined with applying new design rules.
  • Lightweighting - only build material where it is required for optimum weight reduction
  • Bespoke or customised items.
  • Rapid design iterations right up to manufacture.
  • Complementary tool – the additive manufacturing process can be integrated into current manufacturing processes to reduce steps, time to market and cost.

Which industries use additive manufacturing?

The early adopters of additive manufacturing included high-end automotive, aerospace and consumer goods customers. Applications are growing across industries with increasing use in dental, medical and tooling. 
Advanced metal additive manufacturing is used to produce small numbers of industrial end-use parts and an increasing number of OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are adopting it as a complementary technology and integral part of their production processes.

It is foreseeable that additive manufacturing will be integrated across all manufacturing industries.

For more information, please contact us.
Cerathai Co., Ltd. - The dealer of Additive Manufacturing products of RENISHAW 

580 Praditmanutham Rd., Pubpla, Wangthonglang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand
Tel. (662) 5142937,5381251

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Source : Cerathai Co.,Ltd.