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  • Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. We develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers' operational performance - from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.

    Our products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics.
Product Portfolio
  • Industrial metrology

      • CMM probes, software and retrofits

      • Precision sensors for fast, accurate acquisition of component dimensions and surface data.

        The world's leading range of measurement systems for CMMs

        For more than 40 years, Renishaw has delivered innovations that have been milestones in industrial metrology. From the original touch-trigger probe and motorised indexing head, repeatable stylus changing and modular scanning systems, Renishaw sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard.

        The 5-axis measurement product range represents the biggest step-change in measurement capability ever introduced, delivering unprecedented speed and measurement flexibility, whilst avoiding the speed versus accuracy compromises inherent in conventional techniques. Whether the REVO scanning or the PH20 touch-trigger, Renishaw's 5-axis systems boost measurement throughput, minimise lead times and give manufacturers a more comprehensive appreciation of the quality of their products.

          • 5-axis systems

          • Unlike conventional CMM measurement methods, Renishaw's 5-axis technology uses synchronised motion of the CMM and the head axes to minimise machine's dynamic errors at ultra‑high measuring speeds.
          • 3-axis systems

          • Renishaw probe systems are available in a wide variety of types to enable a best match for a particular application.
          • Manual systems

          • A range of fixed and manually adjustable heads that connect a touch-trigger probe to the machine quill, allowing flexible inspection of complex components.
        • Machine tool probes and software

        • Renishaw probe solutions can help reduce set-up times by up to 90% and improve your process control.

          Renishaw provides solutions for tool setting, broken tool detection, component set-up, in-cycle gauging and first-off inspection of parts, with automatic offset updates.

          Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.
            • Inspection probes

            • Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of your machine tools. Touch probes on CNC machining centres and lathes can be used to identify and set-up parts, measure features in-cycle for adaptive machining, and verify finished component dimensions.

              Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.
            • Tool setters

            • Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of your machine tools.
              Tool setting can measure the size of tools before cutting starts, and check for tool damage or breakage during the machining operation.

              Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.
            • Probing software

            • A comprehensive range of macro and PC-based software solutions for:
              • Tool setting
              • Job set-up
              • Inspection and measurement
              • Verification and reporting
          • More industrial metrology products

              • Styli for touch probes

              • Renishaw offers a comprehensive range of precision-engineered styli and stylus accessories.

                For use on Renishaw's CMM, machine tool and scanning probes, as well as for sensors from other manufacturers, to ensure maximum measurement accuracy.
              • Laser calibration and telescoping ballbar

              • Renishaw's laser interferometer and ballbar measurement systems assess, monitor and improve the static and dynamic performance of machine tools, co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other position-critical motion systems.
              • Gauging systems

              • The new patented Equator™ gauging system cuts purchase, maintenance and fixture costs,
                can be pre-programmed for multiple parts and in minutes re-programmed for design changes.
            • Position encoders

            • High quality optical, magnetic and laser encoders from Renishaw.
              Higher accuracy. Easier installation. Superior reliability.
                • Magnetic encoders

                • Reliable, low cost, rotary and linear magnetic encoders designed for use in harsh environments.
                • Optical incremental rotary encoders

                • High accuracy, superior metrology, easy integration.

                  Renishaw’s range of optical angle encoders include absolute and incremental versions, with accuracy to ±1 arc second, resolution to 0.00075 arc seconds and speeds up to 36000 rev/min.
                • RESOLUTE™ absolute encoder system with REXA rotary (angle) ring

                • RESOLUTE is a true absolute, fine pitch optical encoder system that has excellent dirt immunity, and an impressive specification that breaks new ground in position feedback. It is the world's first absolute encoder capable of 32-bit resolution at 36 000 rev/min. Ultra low SDE and jitter result in a rotary encoder system that outperforms any other encoder in its class.
                • Laser interferometer encoders

                • Laser interferometer encoders provide the ultimate accuracy in linear position feedback. Renishaw is a leader in the field of homodyne interferometry with almost 25 years of experience in machine metrology applications as well as system technology.
              • Metal 3D printing: Additive manufacturing

              • Metal 3D printing systems manufacturer and solutions provider for a wide range of industries worldwide.

                Leading manufacturer of advanced metal additive manufacturing systems and expert provider of customer tailored solutions

                We offer a total solution for metal additive manufacturing, from systems, metal powders, ancillaries and software through to an expert advice and support service.

                Advanced metal additive manufacturing systems are designed and built by Renishaw to fulfill a range of industry applications where durability, customised parts and precision are key. Industries include dental, medical, mould tooling, automotive, industrial tooling, aerospace, and creative.

                  • Metal additive manufacturing (3D printing)

                  • Renishaw's metal powder bed fusion is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together creating functional 3-dimensional parts.

                    Renishaw apply metal powder bed fusion technology, as classified by ASTM International. The technology, however, is still often referred to as layer melting, metal additive manufacturing, metal 3D printing, laser sintering and metal AM.

                    The process is digitally driven, direct from sliced 3D CAD data. For each slice of CAD data a thin even layer of fine metal powder is deposited across the build plate, then the selected areas of the powder are precisely melted by the laser. This process is repeated building up, layer by layer, until the build is complete.  

                    Renishaw's additive manufacturing systems can build in a range of metals, including titanium alloy Ti6Al4V, cobalt chromium, stainless steel, nickel alloys Inconel 625 and Inconel 718 and aluminium alloy AlSi10Mg.

                  • Metal powders for AM

                  • Renishaw's powder bed fusion technology uses a range of metal powders including titanium alloy Ti6Al4V, nickel alloys inconel 625 and 718, cobalt chromium, and aluminium alloy AlSi10Mg.

                    Powder metallurgy (PM) is the general term for the consolidation of metal powders into solid components using heat and pressure to fuse the particles together, it is alternatively referred to as press and sinter. There are various technologies that fall under the PM umbrella such as hot isostatic pressing (HIP), metal injection moulding (MIM) and spark plasma sintering (SPS). All of these technologies can be used to manufacture near net shape components, reducing the requirement for subtractive machining which can create high levels of waste material.

                    Renishaw's additive manufacturing technology also uses metal powders as the feed material, however rather than using pressure and heat to fuse the particles together in a die, the powder particles are melted using a high power laser in sequential ultra-thin layers approximately the thickness of a human hair. The technique of using fine powders and very thin layers to build up metal components means that highly complex geometries are possible. The capability to include fine meshes, internal channels and to only place material where it is needed means that the technology can be used to reduce the material usage, increase functionality, consolidate multiple parts and manufacture geometries that are practically impossible by alternative methods.


                  • Inert atmosphere generation

                  • Renishaw's unique inert atmosphere generation ensures a high quality build environment.

                    The term inert means 'chemically inactive', so an inert atmosphere is an environment in which powder bed fusion can take place without the risk of contamination from reactive gases that exist in the air, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. Renishaw use argon gas for the build environment of its additive manufacturing systems due to the fact that it is both inert and plentiful - the third most abundant gas in the earth's atmosphere.

                    An inert atmosphere is essential for the powder bed fusion process, in order to ensure that the metal parts being built do not become contaminated by air molecules that can change the chemical and physical properties of the final components.

                  • RenAM 500M

                  • Additive manufacturing for industrial applications

                    The RenAM 500M is a laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing system designed specifically for the production of metal components on the factory floor. It features automated powder and waste handling systems that enable consistent process quality, reduce operator touch times and ensure high standards of system safety. The system build volume is 250 mm × 250 mm × 350 mm.

                    The RenAM 500M is built using a Renishaw in house designed and manufactured optical system and control platform which forms the basis for our future additive manufacturing systems product range.

                     

                  • AM 400

                  • Flexible additive manufacturing for professional use in a wide range of metals.

                    The Renishaw AM 400 is the latest development of the Renishaw AM250 platform. It features the most recent system updates including a larger SafeChange™ filter, improved optical control software, revised gas flow and window protection system and a new 400 W optical system which gives a reduced beam diameter of 70 µm. The system build volume is 250 mm × 250 mm × 300 mm.

                    Existing 200 Watt material files for the AM250 system are directly transferable to the AM 400.

                    AM 400 is equipped with the features of the existing AM250, such as open materials parameters, small factory footprint, class leading inert atmosphere and low gas usage, with the added advantage of the PlusPac upgrade as standard.
                  • AM250

                  • Flexible material use and ease of changeover

                    The AM250 features an external powder hopper with valve interlocks to allow additional material to be added whilst the process is running. It is possible to remove the hopper for cleaning or to exchange with a secondary hopper for materials change, using the universal silo lift. This means that multiple material types can be interchanged on the AM250 platform with relative ease. The powder overflow containers are outside the chamber and have isolation valves so that unused materials can be sieved and reintroduced to the process via the hopper while the system is running. The system has a build volume of 250 mm × 250 mm × 300 mm.

                • Raman spectroscopy

                • Renishaw manufactures a wide range of optical spectroscopy products, including: Raman microscopes, compact process monitoring Raman spectrometers, Raman analysers for scanning electron microscopes, lasers for spectroscopy, and state-of-the-art cooled CCD detectors.
                    • inVia Raman microscope

                    • Since being launched, the Renishaw inVia Raman microscope has become the world's best selling research Raman system. The inVia Raman microscope combines simplicity of operation with the high performance and unparalleled flexibility for which Renishaw Raman systems are renowned.
                    • AFM Raman

                    • Combined Raman-AFM instruments enable improved sample analysis by investigating chemical and structural properties of materials at sub-micrometer scales.
                    • SEM Raman

                    • The Renishaw structural and chemical analyser (SCA) unites two well-established technologies, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy, resulting in a powerful and unique technique which allows morphological, elemental, chemical, physical, and electronic analysis without moving the sample between instruments.
                  • Dental / Neurology

                  • We are now applying our cutting-edge precision engineering technologies to the challenges of stereotactic neurosurgery
                      • Dental CAD/CAM

                      • Having established itself as the world's leading provider of in-lab scanning systems in recent years, Renishaw has now applied its renowned cutting-edge engineering technology to its dental CAD/CAM systems. Focusing on precision at every stage, the result is a crown or bridge that not only looks great, but fits perfectly.
                      • Stereotactic neurological systems

                      • We are now applying our cutting-edge precision engineering technologies to the challenges of stereotactic neurosurgery