6/19/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Arburg Inc. Wins People's Choice Award at Rapid + TCT 2019

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From May 21-23 2019, more than 400 exhibitors and around 7,000 trade visitors attended the Rapid + TCT, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing in the U.S. On the last day, Arburg was honored with the People’s Choice Award.

From May 21-23 2019, more than 400 exhibitors and around 7,000 trade visitors attended the Rapid + TCT, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing in the U.S. On the last day, Arburg was honored with the People’s Choice Award. The German machine manufacturer from Lossburg presented itself in Detroit with a stand covering 150 square meters. The public was fascinated by the two Freeformer exhibits, interactive stations and functional components and chose Arburg as one of the three best exhibitors.

The Rapid + TCT 2019 marked the first appearance of the Freeformer 300-3X in America. The three-component machine produced complex movable gripper fingers made of ABS, TPE and support material in a single step and without requiring additional assembly effort. The second exhibit, a Freeformer 200-3X with two discharge units, turned TPE (Medalist MD 12130H) with Shore A hardness 32 into components with a flexible honeycomb structure. The Freeformer is currently the only machine capable of this kind of additive manufacturing of resilient hard/soft combinations and processing of very soft original TPE.

The headquarters of Arburg, Inc. in the USA is in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, where a Freeformer is also available for training and for manufacturing benchmark components. There are also two Arburg Technology Centers (ATC) in Irvine/California, and in Elgin, Illinois. Like all Allrounder injection molding machines, the Freeformers are produced centrally at the German headquarters in Lossburg, where a large Arburg Prototyping Center (APC) is also in operation. The Freeformer in the APC manufacture sample parts from qualified standard granulates around the clock. Thus the Arburg technology consultants can react to customer requests faster and can conduct trials to determine whether the Freeformer is actually suitable for the prospective customer's desired component, material and application.

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