Marc Saunders

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Director of AM applications at Renishaw

Presentation

Increasing productivity without compromising quality in Additive Manufacturing

Synopsis

Multi-laser processing strategies for high integrity component manufacture

Production-orientated laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) machines increasingly feature multiple lasers to boost build rates. Overlapping fields of view enable these lasers to operate independently on separate parts, or to cooperate on single large components. Such flexible use of multiple lasers in close proximity to one another raises productivity and lowers part costs.

But can overlapping lasers play nicely together, or will they get in one another's way?

Biography

Marc Saunders has over 25 years’ experience in high tech manufacturing and precision engineering. In previous positions at Renishaw, he played a key role in developing the company’s award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform, and has also delivered turnkey metrology solutions to customers in the aerospace sector. Marc has also worked extensively in the space sector, having led e2v Technologies’ Space Imaging division which developed cameras for space science missions such as NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ESA’s Rosetta and New Horizons missions.

In his current role as Director of AM Applications at Renishaw plc, Marc heads up the marketing function and runs a global network of Solutions Centres for metal additive manufacturing (AM), enabling customers who are considering deploying AM as a production process to gain hands-on experience with the technology before committing to a new facility. He is also responsible for developing process techniques for new materials.

Renishaw is a world leader in engineering and science-based technologies, and has over 70 offices in 32 countries, including 12 offices in China. The company has won multiple international awards for its innovative products, including 17 Queen’s Awards recognising Technological and Export Achievement with overseas sales representing 94% of turnover.

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