Renishaw Lends Support in America’s Cup Event

Renishaw is showing its ongoing support for Land Rover BAR, the British challenger for the 35th America’s Cup at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England, July 22-24.

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Renishaw is showing its ongoing support for Land Rover BAR, the British challenger for the 35th America’s Cup, at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England, this weekend, July 22-24th. As an official supplier to Land Rover BAR and a Technical Innovation Group member, Renishaw is a guest exhibitor in the Tech Zone within the Race Village. The company is displaying its technical and product expertise in the fields of additive manufacturing and position feedback encoding.

Renishaw is exhibiting a series of additively manufactured parts, including a manifold designed especially for the Land Rover BAR team and produced on a Renishaw additive manufacturing machine. Also available to see at the stand is a pair of additively manufactured nose cones used in the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, which will attempt to break the land speed record in the fall of 2017.

“Renishaw has been working closely with the Land Rover BAR Technical Innovation Group to bring the oldest international sporting trophy in the world to Britain for the first time since 1851,” says Chris Pockett, head of communications of Renishaw. “It is a real delight to see the best in British design, technology and innovation working together to bring the cup home.”

The Land Rover BAR team principal and skipper is Ben Ainslie, who has won four Olympic gold medals for sailing. The team currently sits in second place behind the Emirates team New Zealand and hopes to defend its previous Portsmouth win in the first event of the series.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Series is part of the sailing program for the 35th America’s Cup that ends in Bermuda in 2017. The competition features world-class sailors on AC45f catamarans. The six teams competing are Artemis Racing, Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Oracle Team USA, Groupama Team France, and SoftBank Team Japan.