ARBURG at PIAE Europe 2020

Efficiency and conservation of resources in automotive engineering

ARBURG is contributing to PIAE Europe on 28 and 29 July 2020 in Mannheim (Germany) with a presentation on the subject of process-integrated material preparation and the conservation of resources in lightweight construction. In addition, ARBURG will be presenting innovative research projects and lightweight components (foyer, stand 119).

FDC process Resource-efficient lightweight construction
In his specialist presentation (25. 03.2020, 11:30 a.m.), Martin Hoyer, Head of Application Technology Development at ARBURG, will explain how process-integrated material preparation can be used to achieve resource-friendly and efficient production of high-strength components. Fibre direct compounding (FDC), jointly developed by ARBURG and the Kunststoffzentrum SKZ in Würzburg, Germany, will be presented along with practical examples from high-volume production.
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Research projects: Lightweight construction expertise from ARBURG
ARBURG is actively involved in many research projects that will be presented at PIAE:

  • The MoPaHyb project
    Together with the Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, ARBURG has realised a bolt-on long-fibre injection unit with integrated fibre direct compounding (FDC).
  • SamPa project
    Together with the University of Dresden, ARBURG developed an innovative vehicle door with foamed and overmoulded components. This involved developing a new process chain for the combined processing of plastics in particle foams and injection moulding.
  • FuPro project
    Using the example of a car backrest, ARBURG and the University of Dresden are demonstrating the potential of a lightweight construction solution for future electric vehicles. ARBURG also participated in the implementation of a new type of gripper technology.
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  • ProLemo project
    A production environment for lightweight motors was developed for this project. ARBURG and other partners covered the entire value chain for the production of electric drives.
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Additively manufactured lightweight components
In addition to injection moulding exhibits, ARBURG will be presenting a selection of functional components at PIAE Europe 2020 which have been produced on freeformers using in ARBURG's Plastic Freeforming process (APF).
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