Arburg will attend the formnext 2021 exhibition in Frankfurt from 16 to 19 November 2021 (stand D131, Hall 12.1). The highlight at the stand will be medical implants made of Vestakeep PEEK, but Arburg will be again showing a range of interesting elastomer AM applications. A Freeformer 300-3X produces a two-component gripper made from PC/ABS and TPU, designed for delicate removal tasks in Arburg’s injection moulding process. The key element is a soft TPU membrane that expands using compressed air to fit form.
The Freeformer can even process unusual materials, as demonstrated by tesa. The brand manufacturer, known for self-adhesive system solutions, processes adhesive granules. They will exhibit a smartphone with a bonded glass cover at formnext. Compared to conventional bonding methods, APF can reduce waste by around 90 %.
In addition to the four Freeformer exhibits, the portfolio from InnovatiQ – including a LiQ 320 3D printing system – will also be on display for the first time at the Arburg stand. Through this company, which was integrated into the Arburg family in 2020, Arburg is able to offer its customers another additive manufacturing technology that allows it to be even more flexible when moving in its markets. The exhibit produces components directly from liquid silicone rubber (LSR) using Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM).