Renishaw has expanded its RenAM 500 series with the launch of the RenAM 500 Ultra AM system, cutting build times by up to 50 percent without compromising on quality, and giving metal additive manufacturing (AM) users the tools to produce parts faster. 

The RenAM 500 Ultra system includes all the existing benefits of the RenAM 500 series, including industry-leading optical, chamber and gas-flow design, and it adds new productivity-boosting TEMPUS™ technology and advanced process monitoring software. 

TEMPUS technology incorporates new scanning algorithms that allow the laser to fire while the recoater is moving, saving up to nine seconds per build layer. The RenAM 500 Ultra’s advanced process monitoring software also delivers detailed insights into the build, equipping users with data and providing in-process visibility.The RenAM 500 Ultra metal AM system is the latest model in the RenAM 500 family, which also includes the Flex system, optimized for R&D work, and the flagship closed-loop powder recirculation model for series production. The entire RenAM 500 family is available with one (500S) or four (500Q) high powered lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed simultaneously.