Renishaw TEMPUS Achieves Up to 50% Reduction in AM Build Times

The RenAM 500 Ultra system includes all the existing benefits of the RenAM 500 series—including industry-leading optical, chamber, and gas-flow design—with the addition of the productivity-boosting TEMPUS technology. The RenAM 500 Ultra’s advanced process monitoring software delivers detailed insights into the build, equipping users with data and providing in-process visibility.

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Published: Monday, February 26, 2024 – 12:00

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TEMPUS technology is standard with the new RenAM 500 Ultra system and advanced process monitoring software. The combination of significantly reduced build times and detailed build insights means that the RenAM 500 Ultra delivers cost-effective, reliable additive manufacturing for metal component production. Existing RenAM 500 series customers can access TEMPUS technology as a paid-for upgrade, helping them to make the most of their machine investment.

TEMPUS technology: Jumping forward in AM productivity

(Renishaw: West Dundee, IL) — Renishaw’s new TEMPUS technology enables users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems to reduce build times by up to 50%. The technology uses advanced scanning algorithms that sequence the layer data in a way that maximizes productivity while maintaining part quality. The optimization suits some part geometries more than others, but all geometries can see productivity benefits. For example, parts with thin and vertical features are likely to experience proportionally higher productivity savings.


Renishaw TEMPUS Achieves Up to 50% Reduction in AM Build Times

Suits some part geometries more than others, but all see productivity benefits

All of Renishaw’s RenAM 500 series systems, including the RenAM 500 Ultra, are available with one (500S) or four (500Q) high-powered lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed simultaneously. This allows for efficient laser assignment and significantly higher build rates, improving productivity and lowering the cost per part. RenAM 500 Ultra models are equipped with automated powder and waste-handling systems optimized for volume production.

“We believe the time and cost savings that both TEMPUS technology and the RenAM 500 Ultra system bring will open AM up to mass production applications where the technology would previously have been unviable,” says Callanan. “Meanwhile, these innovations will deliver crucial productivity gains for AM users who want full-scale production at the lowest cost per part.”

The Ultra: The latest in the RenAM 500 Series

For uses in consumer electronics and computing, Renishaw has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with metal component expert Alloyed, which has been using TEMPUS technology since 2021. “Reducing cost per part is critical to the wider adoption of AM technology,” says Louise Callanan, director of additive manufacturing at Renishaw. “The dominant contributing factor to part cost for most components today is the time spent building the part on the machine itself. Reducing the amount of machine time per part therefore results in more cost-effective production.

Using the RenAM 500 Ultra to create production-ready metal parts means AM users can remain agile when faced with changing demands, are unrestricted by complex part geometries, and can seamlessly scale capacity to suit business needs.

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