Arburg / Formnext 2018

“Big version" Freeformer for industrial AM of complex parts debuts in Frankfurt

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

The new Freeformer 300-3X that will debut at Formnext will open up new fields of application in AM.
The new Freeformer 300-3X that will debut at Formnext will open up new fields of application in AM. (Source: © Arburg)

Freeformer 300-3X from Arburg, a new large machine that processes three components using the Arburg Plastic Freeforming process, will celebrate its premiere at Formnext.

The new Freeformer 300-3X machine from global manufacturer of plastic processing machine Arburg enables the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts in resilient hard/soft combinations with a support structure and will open up new fields of application, the company says.

The designation 300 stands for the available part carrier surface area in square cm, which is about 50% larger than that of the 200-3X version. The build chamber of the 300-3X offers space for larger small-volume batches as well as 50% wider parts and has dimensions of up to 234 x 134 x 200 mm. The 3X stands for the moving axes of the part carrier in the x, y and z axes.

A two-part build chamber door of the new machine that is a new feature allows for feed hoppers, as an example, to be refilled during ongoing operations by opening the top half of the door. The heated build chamber now only needs to be opened to insert the part platform or removing finished parts.

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Automatic opening and closing of the build chamber door as well as optional interfaces also provide automation of additive manufacturing processes and the integration of the Freeformer in complete production lines.

Other exhibits at the company booth at Formnext 2018 include two Freeformer 200-3X machines and visitors will get to view part samples and test these themselves at four interactive stations.

At the show, applications demonstrated with the Freeformers 200-3X and 300-3X will be three exhibits and a host of parts, including a selection of two and three-component items. Exhibits of functional parts include a two-component gripper as a hard/soft combination, cable clips made from PP, transparent test discs made of PMMA and bellows made of medical TPE-S.

Users can actually process their own original materials and optimise the droplet size as well as process control with the open Freeformer system, the company notes. The Arburg material database documents qualified standard granulates such as ABS (Terluran GP 35), PA10 (Grilamid TR XE 4010), PC (Makrolon 2805), TPE-U (Elastollan C78 A15) and PP (Braskem CP 393). Other examples include special plastics for specific applications such as medical PLLA (Purasorb PL18, Resomer LR 708) and a PC (Lexan 940) approved for aerospace use.

At Formnext, Arburg will be in Hall 3.1, Booth E70.

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