freeformers for high-temperature and soft materials
At formnext 2023, the new freeformer 750-3X in high-temperature version will be producing geometrically sophisticated air distributors from original aerospace-certified material Ultem 9085. The temperature of the build chamber can be raised to 200 degrees Celsius, and the granules are plasticised at up to 450 degrees Celsius.
A second freeformer 750-3X will be producing orthopaedic insoles up to shoe size 50. Thanks to the APF process, certain parts of the insole can be individually reinforced and others specifically designed to be soft – either through a multi-material combination of e.g. hard PP and soft TPE or by adjusting the filling density.
The third APF exhibit, a freeformer 200-3X, is specially designed for processing soft materials.