Material processing optimisation discussed at Develop 3D Live
At the Develop 3D Live event, taking place on March 28th, at Warwick University, UK, global engineering and technology company Renishaw returns. This year, Renishaw’s Software Training Coordinator, Suzanne Venables-Wood, will deliver a talk entitled ‘Standing Tall’, within the materials track of the presentations in the Helen Martin theatre.
In the talk, Suzanne will explain how material processing parameters can be optimised using Renishaw’s QuantAM build preparation software to manufacture reliable metal parts using laser powder bed fusion technology on Renishaw Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems. She will also discuss the potential future of metal part series production and the need for designers to consider functionality, aesthetics and the requirement for post finishing to transform parts.
Suzanne is experienced in aerospace engineering, has studied Manufacturing Systems and is qualified in aircraft design. She became an accredited technical trainer working with CAD and PLM systems and has previously worked for a leading luxury car manufacturer. At Renishaw, she develops and coordinates software training for metal additive manufacturing across industrial and healthcare sectors.
Renishaw is also exhibiting on stand 43 at the event where Suzanne will provide demonstrations of QuantAM 2017 build preparation software. The company will showcase the Robot Bike Co R160 bike frame. This customisable, carbon fibre mountain bike features titanium lugs that are manufactured using Renishaw metal AM systems with laser powder bed fusion technology.
There will also be an update on the latest developments from Renishaw’s global network of Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centres. These centres aim to lower the barriers to metal additive manufacturing by providing easier access to AM machinery, software, materials and expertise.
“Metal additive manufacturing will have a significant impact on the healthcare, aerospace and automotive industries,” said Suzanne Venables-Wood. “Our mission is to make the technology more accessible through our dedicated Solutions Centres and to create a streamlined AM software experience.’’