A galvanometer block additively manufactured using four lasers on the RenAM 500Q over a period of 19 hours.
A galvanometer block additively manufactured using four lasers on the RenAM 500Q over a period of 19 hours.

Marc Saunders, director of global solutions centers at 3D printing company Renishaw, will reportedly be presenting at Formnext 2018, Messe Frankfurt, Germany.

On Tuesday 13 November Saunders will discuss ways to improve productivity with multi-laser systems.

Saunders plans to address the interaction between lasers in a multi-laser system and how Renishaw has derived rules for laser assignment.

‘Running up to four lasers in the space where there was previously one, can create challenges because of potential laser interactions,’ said Saunders. ‘Formnext is one of the world's leading exhibitions for the AM industry, so it provides a great platform to demonstrate our expertise in overcoming the challenges of multi-laser technology. As the industry understands more about the benefits of multi-laser AM we will see a widespread increase in adoption.’

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