Renishaw AM400 Additive Manufacturing System

Renishaw AM400 Additive Manufacturing System

AM 400 system

The Renishaw AM 400 is the latest development of the
Renishaw AM platform. It features all the most recent PlusPac
machine updates including larger safe change filter, improved
optical control software, revised gas flow and window
protection system and a new 400 W optical system to give a
reduced beam diameter of 70 µm, in line with the current
AM 250 200 W platform.

The advantage offered by the AM 400 is the possibility to
develop parameters that deliver higher productivity through
faster scan speeds, whilst still maintaining feature definition
and precision. An additional benefit is the direct transferability
of existing 200 W material file parameters from the AM 250
200 W system. The increased laser power of 400 W focussed
at 70 µm also provides the potential to process materials with
elevated melting temperatures, with a significant increase
in energy density compared to the current AM 250 400 W
system.

• Build complex metal components direct from 3D CAD data
• Transferable parameters from AM 250 200 W to AM 400
systems
• Flexible and rapid material changeover
• Class leading patented inert atmosphere generation and
low argon consumption
• Open access material parameter editing
• Soft recoater blade suited to lattice and delicate geometries
• Patented SafeChange™ filter system
• Build removal via chamber glove box enhances safety

Additive manufacturing benefits

• Component weight reduction - only build
material where required for optimised part
functionality
• Rapid design iterations
• Bespoke or customised items
• Multiple parts consolidation
• Reduce tooling costs
• Build complex geometries such as thin
walls, lattices and internal features
• Increased design freedom - AM is not
constrained by traditional design rules

Flexible material usage
The AM 400 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, so multiple
material types can be interchanged with relative ease.
The powder overflow containers are outside the chamber and have
isolation valves. This allows unused materials to be sieved and
reintroduced to the process via the hopper while the system is
running.

Class leading inert atmosphere and minimal gas consumption
Renishaw’s patented class leading inert atmosphere generation
works by first creating a vacuum before back filling with high purity
argon gas. This method ensures a high quality build environment as
well as minimal argon usage for atmosphere generation, suitable
for all qualified metals including titanium and aluminium. Gas
consumption is further minimised by the use of a sealed and welded
chamber.

Open parameters and materials
Renishaw follows an open parameter ethos, providing our customers with freedom to optimise machine settings to suit the
material being processed and the user’s specific part geometry.
With Renishaw’s support you can benefit from the freedom to develop your own parameters for your own materials and your
specific part geometries without compromising your warranty.
Renishaw supplies a range of high quality metal powders including Ti6Al4V ELI, AlSi10Mg, stainless steel 316L, tool steels,
nickel alloys and cobalt chromium alloy.

Software
The Renishaw QuantAM file preparation software has been developed by our experienced team of software engineers
specifically for use with Renishaw additive manufacturing systems. QuantAM is designed to be simple to learn and intuitive to
use and is an ideal product for new users. More information is available in our QuantAM brochure.

About Company

Our clients range from FTSE companies, to large organisations and some small local businesses who are striving to expand.

To see a detailed list of our works and the progress please see our project page.

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