High temperature processing and process monitoring

From May 17 to 19, 2022, ARBURG will be exhibiting at RAPID + TCT in Detroit, USA. Two freeformer 300-3X models will be on display at booth 2108: a standard system, and a machine for processing high-temperature materials. Another highlight will be the presentation of arburgXworld's "ProcessLog" app.

Safe processing of high-temperature materials
The freeformer 300-3X can process high-temperature materials such as ULTEM 9085, which is a permanently flame-retardant and low-smoke material suitable for aerospace applications, and also biocompatible, resorbable, sterilizable and FDA-approved original materials. At RAPID + TCT 2022, the high-temperature freeformer, whose build chamber can be heated to 200 degrees Celsius, will process a medically approved PEEK granulate.
The second freeformer 300-3X will produce a two-component gripper made of soft TPU membrane that is positively expanded using compressed air.

ProcessLog: Job tracking and documentation
The APF process is also particularly interesting for the practical use of products in safety-relevant areas because the process quality can be reliably documented and each part can be clearly traced. All freeformers can be networked as standard via an IIoT gateway – for example with the "arburgXworld" customer portal.
The specially developed "ProcessLog" app allows a wide range of process and build job data for APF parts to be displayed in clear graphical form, documented, and traced on a part-specific basis.