Renishaw has opened an additive manufacturing solutions centre on 15 June in Pune, India. The new facility provides a secure development environment in which customers can expand their knowledge and confidence using additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Renishaw sees the new Indian centre as a cornerstone in its ambition to be a major contributor to the adoption of AM in the established and fast growing high technology Indian manufacturing sector.
‘We are delighted to be opening the first solutions centre in India,' said Rhydian Pountney, Renishaw's director responsible for Indian sales and marketing operations. 'The thrust of the additive manufacturing centres is to create a platform on which to work in close partnership with our customers to help them realise the benefits of AM in their products and manufacturing processes.’
Renishaw solutions centres will lower the entry barrier of adopting any disruptive new manufacturing technology by providing cost-effective access to machinery, facilities and AM expertise. Solutions centres will provide a confidential development environment in which firms can explore the benefits that AM can bring to their products, and quickly build their knowledge and confidence in AM as a production technology.
‘Renishaw's vision is to make AM a mainstream manufacturing technology, used in series production of high performance parts for aerospace, medical, automotive, oil and gas, mould and die, and consumer products,’ said Clive Martell, head of global additive manufacturing. ‘The technology will enable companies to design and make innovative products with spectacular gains in performance and efficiency.’
While the new Pune solutions centre highlights Renishaw's continuing investment in the development, manufacture and application of AM technologies, it also maintains the company's long term commitment to the Indian market. It will sit alongside Renishaw's existing key strategic additive manufacturing development locations in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany and China, with additional centres also planned for other key markets.