Chinaplas 2015: Arburg debuts freeformer in Asia


The Chinaplas show in Guangzhou marked the Asian debut of Arburg's freeformer additive manufacturing process. Arburg's Helmut Heinson, Managing Director Sales, Arburg headquarters, detailed the technology at a pre-show media event, where he emphasized its applicability to industrial production.

With Arburg Plastic Freeforming, inexpensive conventional plastic granulates are the base material - one of the advantages compared to other additive manufacturing processes that employ filament typically costing considerably more than $10 per kg. Further, a significant advantage of freeforming according to Arburg is that, through using standard resin grades and by nature of the process, the properties of the parts outputted are equivalent to injection-molded parts.

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