Renishaw presents new additive manufacturing products at formnext 2015
The new products include two new metal additive
manufacturing (AM) systems and a new build preparation software package. Highlights of the new machines
include enhancments of the hardware and lasers, software, and machine design
Published by Renishaw Inc on Jan 07, 2016
Incremental Encoders Help Optimize the Fuel Efficiency of Aero-engines
How fuel efficient is a commercial airliner? A Boeing 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of fuel per mile or a total of 30,000 gallons (98 tonnes) on a flight between London and Hong Kong - a significant cost for an airline. The honeycomb seal-ring is an extensively used component, which has been proven to optimize the fuel efficiency of aero-engines, but the measurement of these seals present difficult engineering challenges. Now, HAESL believes that it has successfully solved this challenge by incorporating Renishaw’s TONiC™ incremental linear and rotary (angle) encoders within its new optical Seal Ring Measurement System (SRMS).