Power generation is shifting from traditional to less predictable renewable sources. Consumers are demanding faster charging and longer battery life for their products. Both trends require the development of better energy storage devices.
Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has worked with the Friends of Berkeley Castle to create an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK. Because sun dials are specific to one latitude and longitude, a bespoke product was essential for the project to be successful. Renishaw used its own additive manufacturing technology to produce a precise final product. The finished sun dial was unveiled at the Friends’ Summer Party in August 2017 and will be displayed in the Castle’s garden on a pedestal.
WJS launched a new unique micro cutting feature for its waterjet machines. To cut narrow incisions in hard materials with high precision requires a specially developed waterjet cutting process. FAWJ stands for Fine Abrasive Water Jet (micro waterjet, finecut), and is a unique and world-class cutting process launched back in 2008 by Water Jet Sweden. Since then, the technique has been applied to a specially developed precision machinery, designed to manufacture micro-components.
Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has supplied commercial and consumer engineering conglomerate Honeywell with a high-precision compact touch probe and PC-based inspection software. The technology allows Honeywell to take measurements prior to the machining of its impellers to detect any misalignment in the axial displacement before the part is machined.
Renishaw, the global engineering technologies firm, and associate company RLS exhibited their latest solutions and products at the 2017 SPS Drives and Controls trade show from 28—30 November 2017 in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany. A range of live demos and static exhibits have shown an array of products including the RESOLUTE™ FS encoder, VIONiC™ digital encoder and the new 2nd generation AksIM™ off-axis rotary encoder. The live demonstrations included a collaborative robot arm, functionally safe DDR motor with a laser safety barrier and Renishaw’s Advanced Diagnostic Tool (ADT) for set-up and calibration.
The use of mobile technology – smartphones and tablets – and their associated apps has become firmly established as part of everyday recreational life. Recognising how they can also assist in a multitude of working environments, Renishaw has developed a range of smartphone apps for users of their machine tool probing hardware.