Additive manufacturing Spain: First system of its kind installed in Spain

| Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Renishaw announced that its Renam 500M system has been successfully installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies in Seville, Spain. It's the first installation of this kind in the Iberian Peninsula.

Renishaw and CATEC have long collaborated on various projects to address manufacturing challenges within the aerospace sector.
Renishaw and CATEC have long collaborated on various projects to address manufacturing challenges within the aerospace sector.
(Source: Renishaw)

The engineering technology company Renishaw successfully installed its Renam 500M in Spain. The laser powder fusion additive manufacturing system was set up at The Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), Seville. Specifically designed for the production of metal components it contains a powder and waste handling system that enables a consistent quality manufacturing. It also guarantees reduced operator touch times and ensures high standards of system safety, Renishaw says.

Competitive advantages in the aerospace sector

Catec is actively working on developing aerospace applications with additive manufacturing technology. As the facility focuses on R&D activities within the aerospace sector Renam 500M is particularly beneficial for them. The system makes it possible to produce light components for aircrafts without compromising safety or integrity. For Catec this is a key competitive advantage in times of increasing demands on environmental friendliness, frugal economics and safety standards of aviation.

The short-term objective will be to achieve manufacturing parameters that ensure the aeronautical quality of the materials, Renishaw says. Concerning the industrial strength of Renam 500M, its manufacturing capacity and the high power of the laser (500 W) the company doesn’t expect that to become a problem.

This article was first published on ETMM online.

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