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Renishaw will be attending this year’s PDM event at the International Centre in Telford, UK. The two-day event, which takes place on 15–16 June, is specifically aimed at the design and moulding aspects of the UK’s plastics industry.

Equator gauging medical component

The company — which will be situated on stand D030 — will showcase its Equator gauging system. It will also demonstrate the AM250 laser melting system, while providing the latest news in Renishaw additive manufacturing techniques and how these techniques can be applied to the design and moulding industry.

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Products on show

Equator gauge

  • Equator is a versatile alternative to custom gauging; it offers inspection of a variety of manufactured parts.
  • Designed for shop-floor environments, it is a lightweight, fast and repeatable gauge that operators can use with ‘pushbutton’ simplicity.
  • Equator has helped companies including specialist injection moulding business Euromold to reduce their inspection times by 85 per cent.

3D printing technology

  • Renishaw’s AM250 machine has the ability to produce topologically optimised parts for a range of industries.
  • Components produced range from tooling inserts for injection moulding to exhaust manifolds, through to knee replacements and maxillofacial implants.
  • Additive manufacturing can also assist in reducing restrictions when designing components with conformal cooling channels. Paths for cooling channels can be designed to remove heat from the mould where required, ensuring the most efficient cooling network possible.

Vacuum casting technology

  • With the use of Renishaw machines, manufactured components are gas and water tight.
  • They are also suitable for crash testing and are chemically resistant, resulting in the manufacture of high-performance polymer components in nylon PA6 for a range of demanding applications.

Renishaw

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

Sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard, from basic touch-trigger probes through to automated stylus and probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads, and revolutionary five-axis measurement systems.

Machine probes for CNC machine tools allow automated tool setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle gauging and part inspection. Products include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes.

For motion control, Renishaw supplies laser encoders, optical linear encoders, optical angle encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders and magnetic linear encoders.

To analyse the static and dynamic performance of position-critical motion systems, Renishaw’s laser interferometer and environmental compensation system offers a linear measurement accuracy of 0.5 ppm, readings of up to 50 kHz and a linear measurement speed of up to 4 m/s, with a linear resolution of 1nm.

Renishaw’s Raman spectroscopy products exploit the Raman effect to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications include pharmaceutical, forensic science, nanotechnology, biomedical and semiconductors.

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