freeformer User Day
Expert exchange on additive manufacturing
Some 40 experts in additive manufacturing from Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland came to Lossburg on 10 April 2018 for the Freeformer User Day, which was held at ARBURG's German Headquarters.
Exchanging experiences with ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF)
"We have achieved a great deal in the past few months and are delighted to present further major advances in ARBURG Plastic Freeforming today," said Eberhard Lutz, Director of freeformer Sales at ARBURG, welcoming the participants to the freeformer User Day 2018. During the theoretical part of the event, the APF experts first presented the advances they have made in industrial additive manufacturing with the freeformer, before dealing with material qualification and the current material spectrum. During the practical part, participants had plenty of opportunity to try out what they had learned in practice "live" on five freeformers. The task was to prepare the machine and materials, determine the optimum temperature and droplet geometry and then additively manufacture and analyse test parts. Finally, Dr Eberhard Duffner, Director Development and Plastic Freeforming, outlined the innovations that the development team is currently working on.