Processes

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From the injection molding of multi-component and micro-parts, the processing of silicone, thermosets and powders, to ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF), we offer you extensive expertise in all established and innovative processes. Experience our individual ARBURG solutions at first hand here.

Injection molding

Injection molding

Injection molding is one of the most established and significant processes in plastics processing. It enables parts to be produced in high unit volumes with a high degree of design freedom. Internal threads, undercuts, gearings and free-form surfaces are also possible. more...

Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing

In contrast to conventional 3D printing, with ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF), qualified standard granulates are melted in a similar way to the injection molding process. The freeformer uses tiny droplets to build one-off parts or small-volume batches on the basis of 3D CAD data without requiring a mold. By linking injection molding and additive manufacturing, it is also possible to individualize high volume parts – fully automatically in single-unit batches. more...

Multi-component injection molding

Multi-component injection molding

Multi-component injection molding brings together several colors or materials in a single mold to improve the design and function of plastic parts. Find out here how multi-component parts can be produced in a single step without joining technology or subsequent assembly and how the injection molding process and robotic systems can be managed centrally in turnkey systems using the SELOGICA control system. more...

Micro-injection molding

Micro-injection molding

Homogeneous melt preparation, short dwell times and operation according to the first-in, first-out principle are key for the quality of micro parts. Our video examples show how the micro injection module and micro injection unit can be used to produce parts smaller than a single grain of granulate, or how to apply micro-structures to surfaces. more...

Thermoset injection molding

Thermoset injection molding

Thanks to their high mechanical strength and rigidity, granular thermosets and moist polyester (BMC) are the perfect materials when extra harness is required. See here how the INJESTER screw-type tamping unit can be used to precisely feed BMC and how fully automated production cells can produce ready-to-use thermoset parts, including re-working. more...

Silicone injection molding

Silicone injection molding

Molded parts made from liquid silicone (LSR) open up many fields of application thanks to their universal material and processing characteristics, e.g. when producing hard/soft combinations and in medical technology. Clean room applications are also possible, as the following films show. more...

Injection compression molding

Injection compression molding

The injection compression molding process allows low-stress, thick-walled components to be produced without sink marks and with high contour accuracy. Here, we will show you the complex procedure and innovative applications, such as the production of precision free-form surfaces. more...

Encapsulating inserts

Encapsulating inserts

The manufacture of hybrid components leads to new solutions and product ideas. See here how you can overmold inserts in a "reel-to-reel" process, how to automate the high-volume production of hybrid parts, or how to produce small batches on vertical ALLROUNDERs with coordinated manual activities in an economically efficient way. more...

Clean room technology

Clean room technology

To ensure that the product quality is right, clean room applications must operate precisely, automatically and under particle and germ-free conditions. In this context, ARBURG offers a host of innovative solutions: these range from the production cell docked to the clean room to individual configurations and turnkey clean room concepts. more...

Molding lightweight parts

Molding lightweight parts

Many industries see lightweight construction as a "problem solver". The objective is to reduce the weight of the parts while also improving their mechanical properties. ARBURG processes such as physical foaming with ProFoam, the fiber direct-compounding process (FDC), also in conjunction with thermoplastic composite sheets, and Particle foam Composite Injection Molding (PCIM) are used. more...