The company will use the new information hub to educate and inform customers and the wider engineering community using videos, case studies, feature articles, industry news and opinion pieces.

The dedicated AM content zone contains a collection of technical articles written by the company’s industry experts, including AM LinkedIn blogger, Marc Saunders and Lucy Grainger, an expert in metal powders for AM. The content covers the business impact of AM, latest developments in the industry and detailed case studies of successful AM applications.

As part of the new section, Renishaw has published a beginner’s guide to AM, which explains how AM users can optimise metal AM designs to take advantage of the design freedom, performance and efficiency of the manufacturing technique. It also explains how accommodating AM process characteristics is essential to waste and cost reduction.

Explains marketing director Robin Weston: “Investing in AM requires time, resources and equipment. To understand the benefits and develop a reliable and capable process, companies must rigorously assess operations.

“We want to educate the industry on why to consider AM, when to consider it and what applications are suitable,” continued Weston. “Alongside our knowledge of AM, Renishaw has expertise in precision measurement, machining and finishing. This positions us as the perfect partner for an integrated industrial additive manufacturing solution.”

The guide can be accessed for free on the Renishaw website http://www.renishaw.com/amguide.