Renishaw is part of an AM group that has been recognized in the Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) awards in the aerospace and defence category.
Renishaw is part of an AM group that has been recognized in the Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) awards in the aerospace and defence category.

Renishaw reports that a collaborative additive manufacturing (AM) group it is part of has been recognized in the Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) awards in the aerospace and defence category.

According to the company, the award recognises how DRAMA (the Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing facilities for Aerospace), has helped promote metal AM adoption in UK aerospace.

The Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing facilities for Aerospace (DRAMA), was set up in 2017 by the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing in Coventry and carried out a three-year collaborative research project aimed at building a stronger AM supply chain for UK aerospace by developing a digital learning factory.

‘AM has the potential to revolutionise the way aerospace components are manufactured,’ said Bryan Austin, director of AM Sales at Renishaw.  ‘A single AM part can significantly reduce the number of components that go into an existing aircraft and strengthen the overall build. This new centre will provide metal powder bed processes and a bespoke digital platform, so companies can speed up manufacturing and optimise their products.’

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.