The takeover of MTT, based in Stone, Staffordshire, UK, enables Renishaw to add additive manufacturing technology to its product range.
With SLM ( Selective Laser Melting), it is now possible to produce metal parts with complex geometries, previously unthinkable.
The process involves building a structure by superimposing successive layers of metal powder, which are selectively melted by a computer-controlled laser.
This process enables companies in the aerospace and motorsport sectors, for example, to make parts lighter in a range of demanding applications.
SLM helps to cut delivery times, eliminate tooling costs and reduce material wastage, but above all, it unleashes the imagination of designers. It is even possible to work with previously unthinkable alloys, such as iron-aluminum.