3D Printing with Arburg
Our Partner Arburg is a German founded company with its main seat in Loßburg, a city in the beautiful black forest, specialized in injection molding machines. Since 1923, the company has grown to around 3,500 employees in 25 countries all over the world. Arburg, like the Würth Group, is a family company (now in third generation), generating consistent success with its products.
Additive Manufacturing with Arburg
Arburg provides the so-called AKF, which stands for Arburg Kunstoff-Freiformen (in english: Arburg Plastic Freeforming). This art of manufacturing is concepted as an open system with individual adjustment possibilities, so you can influence many parameters of your printing process. The Arburg 3D printers are use the same materials as injection molding. You can use qualified standard granules or your own individual materials. The Freeformer can work with anything.
The Arburg Freeformer
There are two different types of the Arburg Freeformer. We offer the Arburg Freeformer 300-3X and the Arburg Freeformer 200-3X.
What do they have in common? Both types of printers provide a high-quality production process and easy usage.
No matter what environment, with the Freeformer you can create any of your products with simplicity. The Freeformer 200-3X gives you nearly everything you need. Still, for even more opportunities you can use the 300-3x – for example, the automatic opening and closing of the build chamber door forms the basis for an automated additive manufacturing process. The closed cooling system can also be expanded with a water-cooling connection.
Arburg Freeformer 300-3X
The Arburg freeformer 300-3X is the bigger one of the two 3D Printers. It has three discharge units, a 300 cm2 build area and a 3-axis part carrier.
The highlights of the 3D Printer:
- Material diversity: Simply use process standard granulates in a flexible way. You don’t require or need to purchase prefabricated materials such as resins, powders, or filaments.
- Open System: You can freely program your slicer and process parameters and adapt them individually before any print.
- Multi-Material technology: Do you want to combine hard and soft materials? No problem with the Freeformer, as it is equipped with several discharge units as standards.
Arburg Freeformer 200-3X
The Arburg Freeformer 200-3X has two discharge units. a 200 cm2 build area and a 3-axis part carrier. Manufacture your products with ease – and without any emission or active extraction. Due to its clean design it is possible to use the Arburg Freeformer 200-3X in medical facilities and clean rooms!
The highlights of the 3D Printer:
- Material diversity: Simply use process standard granulates, in a flexible way. You don’t require or need to purchase prefabricated materials such as resins, powders, or filaments.
- Open System: You can freely program your slice and process parameters and adapt them individually at any time.
The Arburg Freeformer printers shine due to an open system, customized settings, the free choice of materials, inline dying, precise processing and droplet generation, and homogeneous layers, which leads to a high part quality. The parts can be hard, soft, movable, flexible or tear-resistant, elastic, light, implantable, biocompatible, stable, conductive, and are also easy to wash or post-process after printing, or manufacturing.
Where to use the Arburg Freeformer
There are plenty of case studies from using the Arburg Freeformer in action. Here are a few examples of how different companies and branches used the 3D printing technologies in their business and daily work life:
A while ago, it was still a challenge to combine flexible and rigid components within the Additive Manufacturing industry. Experts were concerned that the products had either too little strength or would lose durability due to assembly of different kinds of materials. You can download the pdf here.
Living hinges are made from the exact same material as the two rigid pieces that hold together. It is thin and flexible (why these types of hinges are called flexure bearing) and nevertheless can hold up to more than a million cycles without failure. Read more here. You can download the pdf here.
It seems like science-fiction, but Additive Manufacturing is also used in the medical industry, e.g. patient-specific implants from original materials! The SAMAPLAST AG is doing pioneer work. The company has a long and successful history of developing healthcare products. You can download the pdf here.
For Mosca the ARBURG Plastic Freeformer became a game changer. Because the Freeformer was way more capable than expected, the company could reach a new level of innovation. You can download the pdf here.
Arburg – That’s why
As a partner of Arburg, we are very proud of their success and achievements. Rightly so! In the past years, Arburg has always convinced with the highest quality and the willingness to work effectively and, above all, innovatively. This is also proven by numerous awards and certifications: The AVK Innovation Award, the ISO 50001 certification, the People's Choice Award, the Bosch Global Supplier Award – and many more.
In addition, Arburg has been recognized as a company that thinks and acts in an energy-efficient manner. Another reason to reach out for their products.
Do you need support in financing your Arburg?
Do you want to use the unique Freeformer system in your company? It is possible to rent or buy these printers. Please contact us for an exact pricing of the Arburg Freefromer units. Feel free to also contact us with any concerns. Together we can develop a specific solution for your financing. Please send us a message for financing and rental information.
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