ARBURG at the Hannover Messe 2019
AM Factory produces "on demand"
ARBURG is once again set to present innovative practical solutions for the "Digital Factory" at the Hannover Messe from April 1 through 4, 2019. This year's highlight at booth J10 in hall 6 will be the "AM (Additive Manufacturing) Factory".
Sector pioneer in the field of digitalization
"With more than 30 years of experience in IT-networked production, we are pioneers in our industry in terms of digitalization and Industry 4.0. "I am convinced that a combination of additive manufacturing, automation, and digitalization offers enormous potential and will make plastics processing companies fit for the future," says Heinz Gaub, Managing Director Technology & Engineering at ARBURG.
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AM Factory: Gripper variants based on customer requirements
At Hannover Messe, ARBURG will be demonstrating the production of vacuum grippers for chess pieces. A fully automated and networked turnkey system built around a freeformer 300-3X for industrial additive production will manufacture 100 percent traceable, individualized gripper variants. There is a separate gripper variant with matching geometry for each piece – queen, king, bishop, knight, rook, or pawn.
to the freeformer 300-3X
Complex turnkey system
The central elements of the turnkey system consist of a freeformer 300-3X, a six-axis robot and the Arburg Turnkey Control Module (ATCM) SCADA system, which collects and merges process and quality data. The DM code of the part is used to display relevant manufacturing data on an individual website, such as build time, material, droplet count, and build chamber temperature. In addition, the AM Factory uses a modular and scalable safety controller that ARBURG has developed especially for complex turnkey systems in order to meet the continuously increasing safety requirements.
Individualized parts created step by step
- Selection of the gripper variant at the terminal
- Labeling of the gripper base plate with a DM code
- Plasma treatment of the plate
- Application of the TPU contour with the freeformer
- Functional check
"Integrated Lightweight Plaza": freeformer for lightweight construction
The areas of lightweight construction and functional integration are also of interest in the context of the ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) process. To showcase this application at Hannover Messe 2019, ARBURG will be displaying the Freeformer 200-3X as part of the "Integrated Lightweight Plaza" special exhibition (hall 5). Manuel Wöhrle, Senior Sales Manager Lightweight at ARBURG, will also give a presentation on innovative lightweight construction processes in additive manufacturing and injection molding as part of the "Forum Industrial Supply" (hall 4) on April 2, 2019.
Customer portal: Cloud solution for services
ARBURG is continually advancing digitalization in its business processes and services and will be presenting its new ARBURG customer portal at the Hannover Messe. The new customer portal provides a variety of services in a clear, well coordinated manner via a cloud-based solution. The event will also be an opportunity to highlight the potential of the ARBURG ALS host computer system, a special MES solution for plastics processors.