Renishaw has developed an additive manufacturing (AM machine) designed specifically for production manufacturing.
Renishaw has developed an additive manufacturing (AM machine) designed specifically for production manufacturing.

This is in comparison to Renishaw’s AM250 system which is more suitable for flexible manufacturing and research applications where changes between materials are a requirement. 

In designing the new printer, provisionally named the EVO Project, Renishaw says that it focused on automation, monitoring technologies and reduced operator interaction, making it suitable for single material industrial production. Powder handling is almost entirely hands off, whilst powder recirculation, recycling and recovery are all carried out within the inert atmosphere of the system, protecting both the user and the integrity of the material. 

The EVO Project machine incorporates a 500 W laser, a high capacity filtration system, a 19 inch HMI user interface and intelligent workflow to reduce the need for operator interaction.

Availability

The printer is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at the company and is planned to be available in the second-half of 2015.