Renishaw ramps up the lasers for its latest 3D printing system, the RenAM 500Q

Published 01 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, metals, renishaw, lasers

Featuring four 500 W lasers, Renishaw’s latest compact machine aims to greatly improve productivity in the most commonly used platform size for additive manufacturing.

More lasers in the RenAM 500Q mean faster build times, with the laser beams dynamically focussed and directed into a single, thermally controlled galvanometer mounting.

The galvo mounting houses four pairs of digitally controlled guided mirrors, which can guide lasers to cover the entire working area of the powder bed.

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Makers with a Mission programme looks to supports extra-ordinary ideas and new businesses

Published 01 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, product design, london, makerversity

London’s hotbed of new product design creative new businesses, Makerversity, is looking to kickstart the next industrial revolution with a new Makers with a Mission programme.

Alongside offering free membership to Under 25’s it is now offering a six month residency that will give full access to studio desk space, workshops and machines, a thriving creative community and business support events.

To fit the bill, Makerversity are looking for Makers that aim to challenge society’s ideas and behaviours through the things they make. They could be pushing a social or environmental agenda or using disruptive technologies and manufacturing processes to transform the way we make and consume.

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