Renishaw – Apply Innovation
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as metal 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print’ parts from metal powder.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with around 4,000 employees worldwide. Around 2,600 people are employed within the UK where the company carries out the majority of its research and development and its manufacturing.
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We are a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing.
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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.
Metal additive manufacturing allows metal parts to be built without the need for traditional tooling and with few limitations in geometry. Equally, it is complementary to traditional subtractive methods and can be readily integrated into the existing production workspace.
Organisations which use metal parts can make a thorough analysis of current product and production lifecycles to reveal gaps where metal additive manufacturing could prove advantageous – in reducing development time, production steps, costs and use of material.
The early adopters of metal additive manufacturing were high-end technology industries, for example aerospace and motorsport. With increasing application of the technology there is potential for metal additive manufacturing to become mainstream and an integral part of every engineer and designer’s toolkit.
Healthcare – Dental and Medical
Thin wall dental copings are manufactured in production volumes. The highly complex, tailored parts are ideally suited to additive manufacturing – where intricate parts with a low overall volume are competitive when compared with traditional methods.
Early adopters of metal additive manufacturing for medical orthopaedics benefit from manufacturing complex geometries and structures in high grade materials such as titanium.
Laser encoders provide high resolution and low cyclic error (SDE) linear position measurement. They combine the measurement and positioning performance expected from a displacement interferometer, with the ease of installation and use associated with a traditional tape or glass scale based encoders.
Optical Encoders provide robust and high-performance linear and rotary position measurement using a finely graduated scale and a compact optoelectronic readhead that converts motion relative to the scale into position data.
- Incremental and absolute position measurement available
- Non-contact design – zero hysteresis and no mechanical wear
- Robust optical design – high immunity to dirt, dust and scratches without compromising signal integrity
And Magnetic Encoders provide linear and rotary position measurement at low-cost, with high reliability and capable of operating in harsh environments.
- Incremental and absolute position measurement available
- Non-contact design ensures no mechanical wear
- Robust magnetic position sensing technology provides excellent resistance to most forms of contamination
In dentistry, we are a leading supplier of in-lab dental CAD/CAM systems incorporating high accuracy contact scanners tested to ISO10360-4. We are leveraging our expertise in metal 3D printing and digital dentistry for the manufacture of dental frameworks. We also develop alloplastic patient specific implants (PSI) for craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery, often required as a result of trauma or oncology therapy.
Our neurological products include medical devices, planning software and surgical robotic systems for use in procedures such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, and stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) for the treatment of epilepsy.
As a leader in Raman spectroscopy, we also produce systems and instruments to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications for healthcare includes pharmaceutical, biomedical, nanotechnology and forensic science.
Renishaw is a recognised leader in Raman spectroscopy. It has a team of over 100 scientists and engineers specialising in the production of fully configurable Raman systems.
Raman spectroscopy enables the rapid detection and identification of micro-organisms in a variety of settings. And it can extract a full spectrum of chemical information without the need for targeting biomolecules, markers, stains or dyes. Raman spectroscopy is probably the most important analytical tool available for investigating the many different structures produced from carbon, and the many new materials used in nanotechnology. It is also playing a leading role in the development of both existing and next generation photovoltaic technologies, batteries, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and much more.