Resilient Functional Parts in Hard/Soft Combination
More Applications for Arburg Plastic Freeforming
Arburg GmbH + Co. KG, Loßburg, Germany, is new on the market with its Freeformer 300-3X. The large machine will process three components using the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) process, enabling the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts in resilient hard/soft combinations with support structure as a world first.
With the Freeformer 300-3X, the designation 300 stands for the available part carrier surface area in square centimetres. This is just under 50 % larger than on the Freeformer 200-3X. The build chamber now offers space for larger small-volume batches and 50 % wider parts with dimensions of up to 234 x 134 x 200 millimetres. "3X" stands for the moving axes of the part carrier in the x, y and z directions.
Build Chamber Designed for Automation
A two-part build chamber door is a new feature on the Freeformer 300-3X. This enables the feed hoppers, for example, to be refilled during ongoing operation by opening the top half of the door. The heated build chamber now only needs to be opened for inserting the part platform and removing the finished parts. Automatic opening and closing of the build chamber door, as well as optional interfaces, also enable automation of the additive manufacturing process and integration of the Freeformer in complete production lines.
With the two Freeformers 200-3X and 300-3X, Arburg will in future cover a significantly broader range of applications
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