This was our third broadcast

Practical insights into AM

Over 650 viewers tuned in to the third arburgXvision broadcast on 25 March 2021. On the topic of "Game without borders - additive manufacturing (AM) breaks down boundaries", ARBURG experts Lukas Pawelczyk, Head of Sales freeformer, and Martin Neff, Head of Plastic Freeforming, offered a wealth of know-how, provided viewers with valuable ideas, and showed a wide range of application examples.

Experts provide practical insights
The ARBURG experts highlighted many aspects of industrial additive manufacturing during the two-hour live internet TV event. They demonstrated the potential of ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) with the freeformer and explained the benefits and added value compared to injection moulding and other conventional processes.

Interactive surveys on the potential of AM
Live surveys also provided exciting conclusions about trends in the industry. According to the survey, 70 per cent of German respondents and as many as 90 per cent of international respondents already use additive manufacturing in their companies, predominantly in the automotive and medical technology industries. In the future, around one in three wants to produce prototypes using additive manufacturing. At the same time, interest in "real" functional components is increasing: 46 percent of German and as much as 66 percent of international participants want to focus more on the additive manufacturing of jigs and serial parts.

Live link, interactive questions and summary
During two live links to the ARBURG Prototyping Center in Lossburg, AKF technology consultant Simon Leitl demonstrated some of the aspects to consider when optimising additively manufactured components.
Viewers were also keen to take advantage of the opportunity to ask further questions via the chat function during the digital theme day.

In the concluding discussion round with moderator Guido Marschall, the experts summarised the day's central findings.

Next show: 29 April 2021
As on every last Thursday of the month, on 29 April 2021, it will be time once again for ARBURG to go live! The show, entitled "By professionals for professionals! Turnkey means: Quality from a single source", is all about automation, turnkey projects and cube-mould technology. Joining us as guests will be Andreas Reich, Turnkey department head, and Bernd Eble, Application Technology Consulting.
Our experts will show you how you can implement complex production solutions economically with ARBURG as primary contractor. Links to the ARBURG assembly hall in Lossburg and to a customer will show at first hand how ARBURG turnkey systems are created and how one such system manufactures quality products in large-scale production.
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