freeformer parts

Manufactured on an additive basis

The freeformer uses qualified standard plastics to produce fully functional parts as one-offs or in small batch volumes. As well as functional integration and multi-component technology, ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) also enables large-batch series parts to be individualised.

Hollow body with “lost core”

Hollow body with “lost core”

Material: Support material armat 11
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Build time: 86 h
Special feature: Part made from armat 11 is laminated with glass fibres. A hollow body is left behind after the water-soluble support material has dissolved. APF process with “lost cores” like this is suitable even for complex structures

Pliable spring

Pliable spring

Material: ABS Terluran GP35 + TPU Desmopan 9385 A + support material armat 21
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Build time: 12:15 h
Special feature: Pliable three-component part with flexible soft components and support material

Cogwheel and spring element

Cogwheel and spring element

Material: Ultem 9085
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Build time: 1:28 h for cogwheel, 5:32 h for spring element
Special feature: Processing of a high-tenacity, high-temperature plastic approved for aerospace applications at build chamber temperatures of up to 200°C

Thin “spider membrane”

Thin “spider membrane”

Material: TPU Desmopan 9370 AU, black
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Build time: 2:45 h
Special feature: Despite its layer height of only 0.2 mm, the thin “spider membrane” is extremely stretchy and tear-resistant

Housing for car side mirror

Housing for car side mirror

Material: ABS Terluran GP35 + PA10 Grilamid BTR 600
Layer height: 0.2 mm
Build time: 75 h
Special feature: Surface finish for additively manufactured components taking a painted car side mirror as an example