ARBURG at the formnext 2017

More additive parts, more material, more experience

ARBURG will be on hand with a new concept at the formnext, to be held from 14 to 17 November 2017: visitors to stand E70 in hall 3.1 will be able to "experience" selected parts under test conditions at interactive stations. A freeformer will also process standard PP in a live demonstration.

New concept: Testing freeformer parts for yourself
"Our aim at the leading world trade fair in Frankfurt is to show that ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) is suitable not only for prototyping, but also for industrial additive manufacturing," explains Eberhard Lutz, Director of Freeformer Sales at ARBURG. "That is why we have set up four interactive stations on our stand where two visitors will be able to "experience" parts for themselves and witness their functionality and quality."

The freeformer now also processes semi-crystalline PP
By qualifying standard PP, ARBURG has expanded the material range to include a popular material. At the trade fair, a freeformer uses PP (Braskem PP CP 393) and the new armat 12 support material, which is subsequently dissolved in a water bath, to produce fully functional cable clips. The delicate yet durable structures have the click effect typically found in injection moulding.

Open system
The open system affords users independence: freeformer customers can qualify their own original material and optimise the freely programmable process parameters specifically to the application at hand. The process data can be saved and analysed, and designs can be optimised quickly in order to produce prototypes and functional parts quickly and cost-effectively with the freeformer.