As an exhibitor from the very beginning, Arburg once again featured prominently at this year’s Formnext. The Freeformer 750-3X and the innovatiQ printer TiQ2 literally took centre stage at the company’s stand where, placed on a rotating platform, they wowed trade visitors. Interest in the processing of high-temperature materials and soft materials was also very high, with the result that the experts from ARBURGadditive and innovatiQ were fully booked for every day of the trade fair.
“Our presence at the trade fair was an impressive demonstration of the strength of ARBURGadditive and the potential of our machines,” said Dr Victor Roman, Managing Director of ARBURGadditive. “With our new Freeformer 750-3X, we can offer customers a whole new range of possibilities in terms of part size and cost-effectiveness. Our stand was very busy every day and we were also able to forge a lot of new links with companies on the lookout for new solutions in the field of additive manufacturing,” added a delighted Dr Victor Roman.
Arburg’s many examples of components, including a wide variety of success stories from customers such as Tesa and Wilson, were a great source of ideas and inspiration here.
Freeformer 750-3X opens up new fields of application
In industrial additive manufacturing, the trend is clearly moving in the direction of high cost-effectiveness in day-to-day production, both in the manufacture of larger individual parts and in the production of multiple items in a single work cycle.
The Freeformer 750-3X, which is systematically designed to meet the requirements of the AM industry, meets precisely these challenges. Compared to the previous Freeformer 300-3X, its part carrier is around 2.5 times larger – with the same external dimensions – and the process is faster and more economical. In addition, the Gestica control system has been optimised for additive manufacturing in terms of process stability, part quality and build time.
Freeformer – the specialist in soft materials
When it comes to processing soft materials, Arburg used a large number of parts to demonstrate that a very wide range of shore hardnesses can be achieved with the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF). Specifically for this sector, there is currently a limited sales promotion with the Freeformer 200-3X “soft”. This machine has special equipment for processing soft materials and is also very attractively priced.
APF parts made of high-temperature materials
Another focus was the processing of high-temperature materials. A suitably equipped Freeformer 300-3X was exhibited for this purpose, as well as part of an aircraft cabin with various APF parts made of Ultem 9085, which is approved for aerospace applications. These post.processed lighting and ventilation components and the cup holder made it clear that the Freeformer can be used both to produce spare parts and to implement customised design requirements.
Find out more about Arburg at arburg.com.
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