Enhancing efficiency in manufacturing and healthcare

Renishaw’s products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, stereotactic neurosurgery and medical diagnostics. In all of these areas we aim to be a long-term partner, offering superior products that meet our customer needs both today and into the future, backed up by responsive, expert technical and commercial support.

We have a strong global presence employing around 1,000 staff at wholly-owned subsidiary operations in 31 overseas countries, and some 94% of our sales are made outside the UK. Since our formation in 1973 we have won numerous awards, including fifteen Queen’s Awards, recognising Technological Achievement, Export Achievement and Enterprise (Innovation).

Every day, the oil and gas industry challenges its supply chain to provide high quality, high value components. They must withstand harsh environments and comply with international standards. Renishaw develops and produces innovative products which help its clients to transform their manufacturing processes. We enable precision machining operations to deliver high quality components with fully traceable production history.

Machining subcontractors face growing competition and increasing levels of regulation. Our manufacturing process control technologies could bring traceability, control and flexibility to your operations.

The Productive Process Pyramid™ is a framework developed by Renishaw for addressing sources of variation through our extensive manufacturing experience in-house and with our customers. It brings a range of benefits, allowing users to reduce scrap, increase throughput and reduce human intervention, all of which contribute to make manufacturers more profitable.

Our products
Sensors and software for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) metal cutting machine tools that allow the automation of setting and on-machine measurement operations, leading to more productivity from these existing machines and reductions in scrap and re-work. These include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes.

Our innovative sensors, software and control systems for three dimensional co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) allow the highly accurate measurement of manufactured components and finished assemblies, including touch-trigger probes, automated probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads and five-axis measurement systems. We also produce modular and custom fixtures used to hold parts securely for dimensional inspection on CMM, vision and gauging systems.

Precision styli that attach to probe sensors for CMMs and machine tools, to ensure that accurate measurement data is acquired at the point of contact.

A range of calibration and testing products to determine the positioning accuracy of a wide range of industrial and scientific machinery to international standards, including a laser interferometer and wireless ballbar.

Innovative flexible gauging technology, based in the comparison or production parts to a reference master part, that can greatly increase throughput and reduce scrap rates at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent custom gauging system.

Renishaw’s position feedback encoders ensure accurate linear and rotary motion control in a wide range of applications from electronics, motorsports, robotics and semi-conductors to food manufacturing and print production. These include incremental optical encoders, laser interferometer encoders, magnetic encoders and absolute optical encoders.

We also manufacture additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping systems that allow the rapid manufacture of components as part of a product development process or for full-scale production, including laser melting machines, a range of vacuum, nylon and metal casting machines, injection moulding machines and a range of materials to support these technologies.


New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge
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