ARBURG at the Moldplas 2015
freeformer on show in Portugal for the first time
ARBURG is to present the entire range of cost-effective plastic parts production - from one-off parts to high-volume production - on Stand 3B04, Hall 3, at the Moldplas, to be held in Batalha from October 28 to 31, 2015. This is the first time that the freeformer additive manufacturing system will be presented in Portugal.
freeformer additively processes two components
The freeformer uses 3D CAD data to produce fully functional plastic parts from qualified plastic granules. The exhibit uses a second discharge unit to produce a fully functional part with complex geometries with the help of water-soluble support structures. Alternatively, this can be used to produce parts in different colors, with special tactile qualities, or as a hard/soft combination.
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Multi-component injection molding
As an example of the automated production of high-volume parts, an electric two-component ALLROUNDER 470 A will be used at the Moldplas 2015 to produce two-color iPhone covers from hard PP and soft TPE for an iPhone 6. This application will be realized with Portuguese partner Plasdan, which will provide a 1+1-cavity mold, special rotation technology and, in addition to the electric injection unit from ARBURG, a second retrofittable electric injection unit. A MULTILIFT SELECT robotic system will be used to handle the molded parts.