The aerospace blade will be built on Renishaw's RenAM 500Q 3D printer.
The aerospace blade will be built on Renishaw's RenAM 500Q 3D printer.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw will be showcasing its 3D printing technology at the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT), taking place in Beijing, China, from 15-20 April 2019.

At the show, the company plans to demonstrate an aerospace blade being manufactured through several stages, across both traditional CNC machining and metal AM.

The aerospace blade will be built on Renishaw's RenAM 500Q 3D printer, featuring four 500 W lasers, able to access the whole powder bed surface simultaneously.

‘Intelligent machining processes are critical to companies that want to exploit the full benefits of Industry 4.0,’ said Francesco Tivegna, managing director, Renishaw China. ‘For a manufacturer to remain competitive, they must satisfy the need for parts to be machined to closer tolerances and to very high repeatability, and adapt to rapidly changing customer demands.’

This story uses material from Renishaw, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.