The RenAM 500Q from Renishaw is a high-productivity machine engineered for serialized industrial manufacturing. Four of them have been supplied to Knust-Godwin to significantly reduce lead times for customers. Knust-Godwin continuously used additive manufacturing (AM) since it’s long experience to bring benefits to the oil & gas industry, for example, by designing components for down hole measurement while drilling, and logging while drilling, to provide more efficient flow. This enhances efficiency of tool rates, helps lead to longer tool life, with less waste, shorter lead times and fewer processing steps (reduced generally by two thirds).
Products that took six to twelve steps can be now completed in two
“The RenAM 500Q offers productivity and efficiency gains over traditional single laser machines,” said Robin Weston, Marketing Manager of Renishaw Additive Manufacturing. “The benefits offered by AM means that more and more industries are turning to the technology as a way of producing high-quality, efficient parts.” The RenAM 500Q provides four lasers in the most commonly used platform size, increasing productivity by up to four times.