Award for ARBURG

Rapid + TCT 2019 presents People’s Choice Award

At the Rapid + TCT 2019 in Detroit (USA), ARBURG was honoured with the coveted People’s Choice Award. The public was fascinated by the two freeformer exhibits, interactive stations and functional components and chose ARBURG as one of the three best exhibitors.

Convincing trade fair appearance
“To us, the Rapid + TCT is one of world's three important trade fairs for additive manufacturing. However, in this field we are still relatively unknown in the USA, contrary to our ALLROUNDER injection moulding machines. Therefore we are particularly proud that our exhibition stand and the two freeformers impressed the people in Detroit and that we were one of three exhibitors that received the People’s Choice Award” says Lukas Pawelczyk, who is responsible for global freeformer sales at ARBURG.

USA premiere for the large freeformer
The Rapid + TCT 2019 marked the first appearance of the freeformer 300-3X in America. “We made many high-quality contacts and had numerous good conversations. The trade visitors were unanimously captivated by the possibilities that our open system offers – in particular the diverse range of materials and the way in which the freeformer can be used to produce own original plastics,” reports Martin Neff, Head of Plastic Freeforming. The freeformer 300-3X produces complex movable gripper fingers made of ABS, TPE and support material – in a single step and without requiring additional assembly effort. The second exhibit, a freeformer 200-3X with two discharge units, turned TPE (Medalist MD 12130H) with Shore A hardness 32 into components with a flexible honeycomb structure.