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Renishaw to demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing at CarFest South

Published: 23 July 2015 - Rachael Morling

Renishaw is spreading the word about additive manufacturing by presenting the Renishaw-Empire metal 3D printed bike at several business and family friendly events across the UK. The highlight of the summer is CarFest South, conceived by Chris Evans in 2012 for the BBC's Children in Need, which is taking place between 28th and 30th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

Renishaw’s involvement with CarFest began earlier this year, when the company was invited to join a group organised by Rock the Cotswolds, a project aimed to demonstrate that the Cotswolds region is a hub of creativity and innovation. As part of the project, Renishaw, which is a designated ‘rocker’, is working with Rock the Cotswolds to organise a series of children’s workshops at the CarFest South event in Hampshire.

Renishaw will be displaying the 3D printed bike frame and hosting a fun workshop to teach children why mechanical engineering can be a creative art. The activity is part of the What I Learned this Summer camp, which is taking place at the festival and will teach children new skills, while also sparking their interest in science and engineering, sports and the arts.

David Ewing, technical marketing engineer at Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products Division, said: “Additive manufacturing is a relatively new technology that can be difficult to understand at first. Despite its complexity, it is incredibly exciting and has a lot of potential for industry. It's also one of the most eye catching technologies around at the moment and ideal for capturing a young person's imagination. This summer, we’re on a quest to prove its value and demonstrate its amazing potential.”

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