From 26 to 29 May, Arburg will exhibit three applications to represent the broad spectrum of plastic parts production at the Plastpol 2015: a hydraulic and a hybrid Allrounder will produce toy buggies and syringe barrels respectively, while a freeformer will demonstrate mould-free additive manufacturing.
A hydraulic Allrounder 420 C from the entry-level Golden Edition machine series will demonstrate the cost-effective production of toy buggies at the Plastpol 2015 Weighing 25 grams, the moulded parts are injection moulded in a cycle time of around 30 s. A hybrid Allrounder 520 H will produce eight 20-ml syringe barrels in a cycle time of only eleven seconds. Before the mould is opened, an unscrewing device is used to perform a Luer Lock thread demoulding.
Arburg has developed the freeformer and Arburg Plastic Freeforming for the industrial additive manufacturing of one-off parts and multi-variant small-volume batches. This innovative system operates on the basis of standard granulates and 3D CAD data. At the Plastpol 2015, a freeformer will combine standard ABS with a special support material to produce a key fob featuring a ball joint.