Successful formnext 2018

ARBURG impresses trade visitors

The formnext 2018 was a complete success for ARBURG. The world premiere of the new large freeformer 300-3X and the interactive stations where functional parts could be handled, again made this year's ARBURG trade fair appearance a real crowd puller.

World premiere of freeformer 300-3X
"With the world premiere of the freeformer 300-3X, we have made a big impression. The trade community has apparently been waiting for such a three-component machine, which enables completely new applications in industrial additive manufacturing. The response to it has been excellent", summarises Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner at ARBURG. The features of the new freeformer 300-3X were presented hourly by ARBURG at the formnext, in a hosted show with live music. Equipped with three discharge units, the open system can produce complex and resilient functional parts in a hard/soft combination made from two qualified standard plastics and a support material for the first time worldwide. The available surface area of the platform is almost 50 % larger than that for the freeformer 200-3X. The build chamber now offers space for small-volume batches and parts with dimensions of up to 234 x 134 x 230 millimetres.

Diversity of additively manufactured functional parts
Not only the new freeformer, but also the interactive stations where numerous parts could be handled, impressed the trade fair visitors. At four interactive stations, ARBURG presented a selection of functional part from original materials, as used in the medical technology, aerospace or automotive industries, for example.