Metal additive manufacturing company Rivelin Robotics is gearing up to participate in Formnext 2023, which will take place from 7 to 10 November. The company plans to engage with industry customers who are seeking innovative post-processing and finishing solutions for metal additive manufacturing (AM) production applications.
During the event, Rivelin will make significant announcements about collaborations with industry giants GKN Aerospace and Wall Colmonoy. These partnerships demonstrate the growing recognition of the need for consistent part properties in metal AM as a true production technology.
Both companies also highlight the importance of automating support removal throughout the AM process chain to improve productivity and ensure reliable turnaround times for each manufactured part.
Rivelin’s CEO, Robert Bush, emphasized the crucial role played by the company’s NetShape metal AM post-processing solution. NetShape is designed to embed quality, reliability, and repeatability into the post-processing of metal parts across various industrial sectors.
At Formnext, Rivelin will showcase its NetShape Robots, which offer an automated solution for metal support removal and targeted finishing. These robots aim to meet the demands of mission-critical industries.
The NetShape control software, powered by machine learning and traditional deterministic control theory, optimizes the quality and repeatability of support removal and finishing. This automated support removal solution minimizes defects and operational costs while eliminating human risk and variability.
Rivelin’s software combines human craftsmanship and intuition with the accuracy and traceability of industrial robotics. Through the use of machine learning, powerful sensors, and proprietary algorithms, the company delivers post-processing and finishing technology that meets the highest standards.
In addition to showcasing their technology, Rivelin is eager to engage with attendees at Formnext 2023 to discuss their commitment to delivering a sustainable manufacturing future. The company believes that digital innovation and progress do not pose a threat to manual jobs but instead offer a new paradigm that promotes safety, efficiency, and sustainability.
Rivelin advocates for the use of automated platforms like NetShape to facilitate sustainable “local-for-local” production on a global scale. This approach involves establishing localized digital production ecosystems driven by automation, enabling the manufacture of products closer to their consumption locations.
This shift is made possible by advanced manufacturing technologies and offers significant benefits to industries such as aerospace, defense, energy, and medical. Previously, these industries outsourced production due to part complexity, small batch sizes, and specialized skill requirements.
Formnext 2023 attendees can visit Rivelin at Stand E41 in Hall 12 to learn more about the company’s post-processing and finishing solutions for metal additive manufacturing.
– Metal additive manufacturing: A process of creating three-dimensional objects by adding layers of metal material gradually.
– Post-processing: The steps taken after the manufacturing process to improve the final product’s appearance, functionality, or performance.
– Automated support removal: The use of automated systems to remove the support structures that hold a part in place during the additive manufacturing process.
– Sustainability: The ability to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sources: Rivelin Robotics (media release)