Best Practices

Digitalization makes it possible to implement production processes that can respond flexibly to changes and also control themselves. This results in an increase in the added value of products. Furthermore, completely new business models can be developed, e.g. through the direct integration of customer wishes.

As a technology leader and trend setter in the plastics industry, we are constantly creating new opportunities for what is technically possible. And we impressively demonstrate this with specific solutions. This means that the associated potential is directly available for you.


Companies wishing to access ARBURG's digital world can register at Access to the available apps can be individually configured in the process. Each company nominates at least one master user, who can create as many users as required.


  • Customization on demand: Automated additive manufacturing with integrated data management
  • Smart products: Integrated memory chip provides data for decentralized production
  • Unique identification: Data matrix code delivers data on the product
  • High-volume, multi-variant production: IT networking is a key prerequisite for process optimization
  • 100 percent traceability: SCADA system links process data of a production cell for each component

Application Examples

AM (Additive Manufacturing) Factory
The ARBURG AM Factory demonstrates how an IT-networked turnkey system, built around a freeformer 300-3X and a six-axis robot, functionalizes variants of standard gripper plates – in a process that is fully automated according to customer requirements, and 100 percent traceable.
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Traceable production
The example of the spirit level shows how 100 percent traceability and cost-efficient production can be achieved. Thanks to the ARBURG Turnkey Control Module (ATCM) SCADA system fitted in the turnkey system, all the relevant process and quality data for each individual component can be traced at any time.
To the injection-molded part

Injection molding "on demand"
Industry 4.0 in practice: the example of elastic tension straps illustrates how part variants can be cost-effectively produced in high volumes. Due to the clever product and mold design, a flexible turnkey solution as well as direct process control, the products are produced individually on a shot-to-shot basis.
To the injection molded part

Smart products
The spatially distributed production of “smart” personalized luggage tags in single-unit batches is an example of a pioneering Industry 4.0 application. Once an NFC chip is fitted, the product becomes an information carrier and navigates its own path through the IT-networked process chain.
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Mass Customization
At the "Additive Manufacturing Plaza" special exhibition at the Hanover Messe 2015, ARBURG showcased a completely networked process chain incorporating injection molding, additive manufacturing and host computer technology. Rocker-type light switches manufactured in high-volume production were customized in the process.
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