Latest additive manufacturing case studies.
RAM3D partners with Renishaw to establish its high-quality volume manufacturing capabilities
A spin out from a national research organisation, RAM3D set out to provide a state-of-the-art metal 3D printing service, spanning design, prototyping and ultimately full-scale production. Founded on the core values of collaboration, continuous learning and constant improvement, the company was quick to identify the functional attributes it really needed in its machinery. To establish its high-quality volume manufacturing capability, RAM3D purchased six Renishaw additive manufacturing systems, with the intention to invest in more Renishaw machines in the future.
Bastion Cycles takes ownership of its metal AM capabilities
Bastion Cycles has developed a breakthrough additively manufactured (AM) bike frame described as "the riders holy grail". The company transitioned from outsourcing their AM needs by investing in Renishaw's AM250 system and gaining in-house production capabilities. Customers can configure and completely customise their bike frame directly through Bastion Cycles' website and follow the production process online, from beginning to end.
Material innovation through metal additive manufacturing: a case study with Uniform Wares and Betatype
Uniform Wares partnered with Betatype to explore the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) technology, pushing the boundaries of design in an industry traditionally centred around heritage. The two companies worked closely together, using Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) principles and AM technology to overcome limitations faced by more traditional manufacturing methods. As a result, they produced a superior quality, mesh 3D printed titanium watch strap which is featured in Uniform Wares' 2019 collection.
Metal AM technology used for customised mountain bikes
Metal additive manufacturing technology from Renishaw has enabled Robot Bike Co. to produce a novel design of mountain bike that can be customised to match the size and riding style of the rider.
Renishaw conformal cooling solutions prove a boost to moulding productivity
The use of cores incorporating conformal cooling in the moulds for its plastic casings has allowed Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co.KG to reduce the cooling time for each part by 55%, giving a huge boost to the company's moulding productivity. The special cores, which were designed by Renishaw, were produced using metal additive manufacturing technology.
First metal 3D printed bicycle frame manufactured by Renishaw for Empire Cycles
Renishaw, the UK's only manufacturer of a metal-based additive manufacturing machine that prints metal parts, has collaborated with a leading British bicycle design and manufacturing company to create the world's first 3D printed metal bike frame.