Additive manufacturing

ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) and the freeformer

Industrial additive manufacturing. A process of manufacturing high quality components from a wide range of production materials, material combinations, and color combinations. The highly flexible production process is easy and intuitive. Plus, it can be configured to meet the specific requirements of the user.
Individual parts, low volume production, and customized mass-produced with from standard granulates can all be handled with ease. Even production inside a clean room environment is possible. By combining fundamental research with continuous technical advances, we are able to offer both extensive know-how and practical technology to enable companies to take their first steps into additive manufacturing with ease.

The APF process

The APF process

We developed the ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) process and the freeformer very specifically as an open system. The manufacturing process can be custom configured to meet individual requirements by adjusting slicing, droplet size, and process regulation to influence the layer-by-layer build process. more...

Materials

Materials

The freeformer’s open system technology works with such a diverse range of materials it not only makes it possible to use you production plastics but also enables you to optimize process control. ARBURG is continuously updating and expanding a database of known materials which is available to any user. more...

Applications

Applications

Innovative technology and equipment, along with a broad material base, enables ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) technology for a wide range of applications in various industries and within various processes. more...

Sectors

Sectors

As well as functional integration and multi-component technology, ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) also enables standard parts to be individualized. With our freeformer, design freedom meets material diversity. more...

Downloads

Downloads

If you’ve browsed our web pages and have more questions, our download area contains additional detailed information which will certainly help. From videos to examples of applications, success stories, and specialist articles written by experts – you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. more...