Arburg Innovation Center Opens at KIT in Karlsruhe
The inauguration ceremony for the new Arburg Innovation Center (AIC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, was held on Monday, 11 April 2016. In their addresses, the head of the Institute, Prof. Jürgen Fleischer and Arburg Managing Director Technology & Engineering, Heinz Gaub underscored the importance of the new facility for the cooperation between research and business.
The AIC features a high-tech, modern design and the approximately 60 m2 of floorspace accommodates two Freeformers (additive manufacturing systems) and one Allrounder (injection molding machine), a free-standing six-axis robotic system and several workstations and information panels for staff at the joint facility.
Arburg Managing Director Heinz Gaub emphasized the value of uncomplicated cooperation between the KIT and Arburg. "We came up with the idea for this Innovation Center together and then turned it into reality." In Mr Gaub's view, as the Institute for Production Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the wbk is an ideal research and cooperative partner for Arburg, which is why the company was happy to support the idea of the Innovation Center.
Representing the wbk, Prof. Jürgen Fleischer referred to the long-established collaboration between the KIT and Arburg, which started at the beginning of the new millennium. He went on to say that the Innovation Center bridges the gap between the scientific acquisition of knowledge and the establishment of market viability.
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