Post-processing is often forgotten when purchasing a machine for additive manufacturing. But it is an important process and by no means negligible. It is carried out in several steps, manually or semi-automatically.
The protagonists in the automotive industry are dominated by price and time pressure. Everything that makes the production of parts cheaper and faster, reduces this problem. 5-axis scanning achieves these demands, for example, in powertrain production.
Metav 2018 once again will be complemented by a number of special areas related to metalworking technologies, such as Moulding, Medical and Quality. Among them is this year a Additive Manufacturing Area. Renishaw's Rainer Lotz talks about the current state of the technology, trends and Renishaw's participation at Metav 2018.