The RenAM 500M system has been installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in Seville, Spain.
The RenAM 500M system has been installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in Seville, Spain.

Renishaw’s RenAM 500M system has been installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in Seville, Spain. It is the first installation of this new machine in the Iberian Peninsula.

CATEC is a technology center that develops R&D activities within the aerospace sector in Andalusia.

The RenAM 500M is a laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) system designed specifically for the production of metal components on the factory floor. It features automated powder and waste handling systems.

 ‘CATEC is actively working on the development of aerospace applications with additive manufacturing technology, covering all the stages of the production cycle to support companies in the implementation of this technology,’ said Fernando Lasagni, head of materials and processes development at CATEC. ‘This involves parameterizing various aeronautical alloys so that they can be manufactured to the highest quality standards. Due to the industrial strength of the RenAM 500M system, its increased manufacturing capacity (in volume) and the high power of the laser (500W), the short-term objective will be to achieve manufacturing parameters that ensure the aeronautical quality of the materials.’

Renishaw has installed its latest RenAM 500M additive manufacturing system at CATEC.

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