Technology Reduces Build Time for Metal 3DP

RENISHAW’s new TEMPUS™ technology lets users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems reduce build times by up to 50 percent thanks to advanced scanning algorithms that sequence the layer data in a way that maximizes productivity while maintaining part quality. The optimization suits some part geometries more than others, but all geometries can see some productivity benefits. Parts with thin, vertical features, for example, are likely to experience proportionally higher productivity savings.

TEMPUS technology is standard with the new RenAM 500 Ultra system, as well as advanced process monitoring software. The combination of significantly reduced build times and detailed build insights means that the RenAM 500 Ultra delivers cost-effective, reliable additive manufacturing for metal component production.

Existing RenAM 500 series operators can access TEMPUS technology as a paid-for upgrade, helping them to make the most of their machine investment.

While traditional powder bed systems require the powder recoater to fully distribute powder before the layer can be consolidated, TEMPUS technology fires the lasers as the recoater is moving. The patented technology employs seamless communication between advanced software and hardware components to synchronize the system lasers with the powder recoater, removing up to nine seconds of build time from every layer. With builds frequently containing thousands of layers, this can reduce total build times by tens of hours. Yet crucially, there is no reduction in part quality.

The RenAM 500 Ultra system includes all the existing benefits of the RenAM 500 series – including industry-leading optical, chamber and gas-flow design – with the addition of the productivity-boosting TEMPUS technology. The RenAM 500 Ultra’s advanced process monitoring software delivers detailed insights into the build, equipping users with data and providing in-process visibility.

Using the RenAM 500 Ultra to create production-ready metal parts means AM users can remain agile when faced with changing demands, are unrestricted by complex part geometries, and can seamlessly scale capacity to suit business needs.

All of Renishaw’s RenAM 500 series systems, including the RenAM 500 Ultra, are available with one (500S) or four (500Q) high powered lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed simultaneously. This allows for efficient laser assignment and significantly higher build rates, improving productivity and lowering the cost per part. RenAM 500 Ultra models are equipped with automated powder and waste handling systems optimized for volume production. The RenAM 500 Ultra is available to order now.

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