Marc Saunders, director of additive manufacturing applications at Renishaw will deliver a presentation in Williford C from 15:00 to 16:00 CST on 1 April. The session, ‘Meticulous Machines for a New AM World’, will examine how a holistic understanding of system design is essential to meet today's performance, productivity and consistency demands. Saunders will explain how to tackle issues in optical and control systems, powder handling and processing gas, using the results from Renishaw's multi-laser system. He will also deliver a session on 4 April from 10:00 to 11:00 that assesses how companies can successfully implement AM, providing clear adoption strategies for the next generation of industrial AM users.

As well as running presentations, Renishaw will offer insight into optimising parameters and scan paths for multi-laser AM in a training laboratory hosted by company AM experts John Laureto and Kevin Brigden. Held in Salon C, Room 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 on 2 April, the training laboratory will discuss the design of experiments to validate the AM process. Attendees will be introduced to important factors in the development of an optimal tool path with multi-laser systems, including geometry, supports, build plate position and layout.

“AM is now being adopted by a new generation of users,” says Saunders. “AMUG provides a platform to share our expertise with new entrants to the market and those looking to increase the productivity of their AM processes. By running presentations, a training laboratory and a site tour, Renishaw is driving forward the adoption of multi-laser AM.”