At Formnext 2023 in Frankfurt, the manufacturer Arburg presented a comprehensive range of products for additive manufacturing. With its 3D printers and Feeformer, the company aims to offer the right solution for a wide range of applications.
According to Arburg, plastic granules, filaments and liquid silicones are all used. The range extends from standard thermoplastics to fiber-reinforced compounds and high-performance polymers such as Ultem.
Examples of the versatility of the systems on show included grippers, orthopaedic inserts, breast prostheses and components for the aerospace industry. Arburg sees great potential to open up further areas of application with its technologies in the future.
A high-temperature Freeformer that processes granulates at up to 450 degrees Celsius and can thus produce technical components from Ultem was presented for the first time. Other developments include the integration of glass fibers for reinforcement and special software for processing liquid silicones.
According to Arburg, customers benefit from the company’s more than 100 years of experience in the industry and its global presence. With its powerful and open systems for plastics processing, Arburg believes it is well positioned.