Chinaplas 2015 showstoppers: From next-gen 3D printing to vintage blowmolding


Chinaplas 2015 concluded on May 23, and the countdown has already started for the next edition in Shanghai 11 months from now. Mark your diaries for April 25 to 28, 2016. In the meantime, here’s a selection of highlights identified by PlasticsToday at the 2015 Guangzhou edition of the show.

The Arburg freeformer made its Asian debut at Chinaplas 2015 and never failed to attract the crowds with its regular technical introduction in local Mandarin language accompanied by a saxophone.

Inexpensive conventional plastic pellets are used as the base material with Arburg Plastic Freeforming, a distinct advantage compared to other 3D printing processes that employ filament typically costing more than $10 per kg. 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 produced are equivalent to injection molded parts.

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