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Boasting an extra rotation axis and a fiber feed unit, the new freeformer 300-4X from Arburg promises to be the ideal additive manufacturing solution for strong, fiber-reinforced functional parts in volumes from batch size one to small-series production.19 Feb 2020 Trendspots Editorial Office
As one of the world's leading manufacturers of machinery for plastics processing, ARBURG sees itself as a pioneer when it comes to production efficiency, digitalization and sustainability. The company has recently extended its product portfolio - which already includes ALLROUNDER injection molding machines with clamping forces from 125 to 6,500 kilonewtons, robotic systems and specific turnkey solutions - with the addition of the freeformer range for industrial additive manufacturing. However, it's not all about hardware at ARBURG, as the company also offers digital products and services under its brand “arburgXworld”, the name shared by its customer portal. Meanwhile, "arburgGREENworld" pulls together the company’s strategies for resource efficiency, the circular economy and all related activities.
Ahead of HANNOVER MESSE 2020, ARBURG has announced the unveiling of its freeformer 300-4X for additive manufacturing. Thanks to its additional rotation axis and fiber feed unit, this device ensures users can harness the benefits of ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) for the additive production of strong, fiber-reinforced functional parts in volumes ranging from a batch size of 1 to small series. The fiber feed unit of the freeformer 300-4X feeds in continuous glass or carbon fibers via a roller, ensuring they are deposited on the part carrier with absolute precision. As they are deposited, the fibers are embedded in place with melted plastic granulate and cut to the desired length. To show what it can do at HANNOVER MESSE 2020, ARBURG is demonstrating the production of a fiber-reinforced gripper on the freeformer 300-4X.
ARBURG GmbH + Co KG (72290 Lossburg, Germany)
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