15 Jun 2024

Additive manufacturing technology upgrade investment to help ‘revolutionise the hydraulics industry’

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Domin, a start-up based in Bristol, is partnering with Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company headquartered in the UK, to upgrade its additive manufacturing technology, by installing Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q system. The company says that this development will enable Domin to take its mission to ‘revolutionise the hydraulics industry’ to the next level. 

This strategic investment will significantly enhance Domin’s manufacturing capabilities, enabling the company to offer a wide range of high-quality parts and components to its customers.

The RenAM 500Q system, equipped with four high-power 500W lasers capable of simultaneously accessing the entire powder bed surface, achieves remarkable build rates surpassing those of previous systems. Bryan Austin, Director of AM Sales at Renishaw, explained: “The valves manufactured by Domin require high precision machining, tight tolerances, and accurate positioning, utilising high-grade materials to ensure robust chip shear and durability. With the RenAM 500Q, Domin can meet these demanding requirements while manufacturing at scale.”

By integrating Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q system, which incorporates an intelligent gas flow system that reduces process emissions from the build volume, we can achieve a stable processing environment that further enhances quality standards.

“We are thrilled to partner with Renishaw in acquiring the RenAM 500Q”, explains Marcus Pont, CEO of Domin. “This strategic investment will enable us to provide our customers with even more advanced solutions. We anticipate future collaborations with Renishaw as we continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible through precision additive manufacturing.”

The partnership with Renishaw is a continuation of Domin’s growth in UK engineering. The collaboration will create job opportunities, providing employment opportunities for skilled professionals in the engineering and manufacturing fields, and developing new ideas, techniques, and solutions.