Knust-Godwin first introduced AM to help improve the efficiency and productivity of tools in the oil and gas industry.

“A project which previously required a 24-month wait from concept to commercialisation can now be reduced to eight months,” states Mike Corliss, VP of technology at Knust-Godwin. “The cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry means that providing parts quickly is extremely important.

“We’ve not only benefitted from the huge productivity gains of the machines, but from Renishaw’s support,” he continues. “AM will play a large role in our company’s future and we’re expecting to see a 40% compound growth year-on-year in the oil and gas industry, and 20% compound growth in aerospace. We are even looking at purchasing additional RenAM 500Q machines for different metal alloys.”

The RenAM 500Q offers four lasers in the most commonly used platform size, increasing productivity by up to four times, with no compromise on quality, says Renishaw.