Renishaw presents wide range of manufacturing technologies at MACH 2012 - hall 5, stand 5640

Renishaw will be exhibiting its full range of precision engineering technologies at Mach 2012. This will include laser melting systems for creating complex parts in a variety of metals, the new Equator™ versatile gauge™, and a new rotary axis calibration system

Laser melting systems In hall 5, stand 5640, Renishaw will highlight for the first time at MACH its range of additive manufacturing technologies. On show will be Renishaw's laser melting systems, which utilise a pioneering, additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD, using a high-powered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns. Equator gauging system Equator is a radical new alternative to traditional dedicated gauging, filling a gap in the market never before addressed. Its patented design, unique in construction and method of operation, is capable of high-speed comparative gauging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts. It has been developed and proven on the shop-floor in collaboration with industry-leading companies in multiple industries and applications. Rotary axis calibration Visitors to MACH 2012 will also be able to see Renishaw's new XR20-W rotary axis calibration system, which works with the market leading XL-80 laser interferometer system to allow the measurement of rotary axis positional accuracy to within 1 arc second. Totally wireless operation and modular mounting systems ensure suitability for a wide range of machines. PH20 5-axis system for CMMs Also demonstrated at MACH 2012 will be the PH20 5-axis touch-trigger system, which can increase throughput on co-ordinate measuring machines up to three times, using fast, infinite, rotary positioning and unique "head touch" capability for high-speed point capture. The PH20 uses 2-axes of head motion to minimise CMM movement and associated dynamic errors at higher measurement speeds. Its unique "inferred calibration" feature determines head orientation and probe position in a single operation, eliminating the need for calibration at each orientation. Machine tool probes Renishaw's RLP40 and OLP40 ultra-compact inspection probes offer a choice of radio or optical signal transmission technologies to make part set-up and inspection on turning centres accurate, simple and reliable. The probes provide unidirectional repeatability of 1µm and can be used to reduce set-up times, scrap, and fixture costs, while improving process control. For further information please visit