Successful formnext 2021

Innovations delight trade visitors

At formnext 2021, ARBURG wowed trade visitors with numerous innovations for industrial additive manufacturing. The highlight was the world premiere of the high-temperature freeformer 300-3X, which processed medically approved PEEK granulate to produce skull implants.

String trade fair presence
“As an original exhibitor and member of the trade fair advisory board, we have been actively involved for years in making formnext the central meeting place for the AM world. We are pleased that we made a successful appearance at this year’s trade fair despite a difficult environment,” said Dr Christoph Schumacher, Head of Marketing at ARBURG. “ARBURG’s prominently positioned stand was visited by many international visitors, who were very interested in our innovations and solutions for industrial additive manufacturing. Our experts engaged in many valuable discussions and received interesting enquiries. ”

World premiere and numerous application examples
At formnext 2021, ARBURG presented the world’s first high-temperature freeformer 300-3X, which processed the medically approved PEEK granulate Vestakeep® i4G from Evonik into skull implants. The machine’s build chamber can be heated to 200 degrees Celsius and the plastic material to up to 450 degrees Celsius.
Numerous products from AM practice showed that ARBURG Plastic Freeforming covers a wide range of applications – from resorbable implants and sophisticated PP components to complex hard/soft combinations.
Also on display were items such as flexibly adaptable operating equipment, electrically conductive components, soft shoe soles with a honeycomb structure, customised baseball bats from US sports goods manufacturer Wilson, and wafer-thin adhesives from adhesive solution expert tesa.