Wider range of applicationsWith the two Freeformers 200-3X and 300-3X, Arburg will in future cover a significantly broader range of applications. Trade visitors will be able to gain an impression of these at the Formnext 2018 based on three exhibits and a host of parts, including a selection of two and three-component items. The exhibited functional parts include, for example, a two-component gripper as a hard/soft combination, cable clips made from PP, transparent test discs made from PMMA and bellows made from medical TPE-S.
Open system offers great material freedomUsers can process their own original materials and optimise droplet size as well as process control with the open Freeformer system. 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). Further 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. The range of qualified materials is continuously being expanded.