The Fakuma is the most important European trade fair for ARBURG in 2015. In a tour of the company's stand with Plas.TV, Dr. Christoph Schumacher, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, presents the highlights with the focus on the main topic of "production efficiency".
The emphasis is on practical examples of lightweight construction, additive manufacturing and the individualisation of high-volume parts.
- Lightweight construction for the automotive industry: the new ProFoam physical foaming technique reduces the weight of a kinematic housing by 13%
- Industrial additive manufacturing: The freeformer produces the three-part "Nautilus gear" as a fully-functional component with intermeshing gearwheels in a single step
- World premiere: A production line that is fully networked with Industry 4.0 technologies individualises office scissors. This is the first time that an injection moulding machine and the freeformer have been linked using a seven-axis robot