Electric Allrounder produces respiratory masks made from PC
An automated Allrounder 370 E Golden Electric will be used at Chinaplas 2019 to demonstrate that the Golden Electric series is suitable for the precise production of medical technology parts: The exhibit with a clamping force of 600 kN produces breathing masks for babies using a single-cavity mould from Mehow. The 2.98 gram moulded parts made from PC are removed and set down by a Multilift Select linear robotic system. The cycle time is around 15 seconds.
Freeformer: open system processes original materials
The open Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) system offers great freedom in terms of materials. Users can process their own original materials and optimise droplet size as well as process control themselves. The process is based on qualified plastics in the form of inexpensive granulates, which are also used in injection moulding. At Chinaplas 2019, a Freeformer 200-3X as well as various functional components made of different materials will be presented, including parts made from only recently qualified materials. Arburg has also added the large Freeformer 300-3X to its portfolio. This three-component machine can additively produce complex and resilient functional components in hard/soft combinations, made from two plastic components plus support material. The new Freeformer also offers more space and higher temperatures in the build chamber and can be automated and integrated into networked production lines.