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

Additively manufactured medical parts and implants

Highly-Automated Tool Shop Achieves Efficient, Precise Medical Device Manufacturing
When a basketball player needs a knee replacement, standard implants simply won’t do. With a total of 18 different additive manufacturing systems, the Aesculap division of medical company B. Braun is the place to go to have custom implants printed to size. However, the highly-automated tool and mold shop has much more to offer when it comes to producing injection molds, complex progressive dies as well as prototypes and fixtures for series production.


Coupler Lends Easy, Reliable Solution to Quick Mold Change
A coupler helps provide a faster, more reliable way to tie positive return ejection into a mold.

World Premieres at Formnext 2018
The Formnext 2018 exhibition set a record in terms of exhibitor numbers, with a total of 632 exhibitors from 32 countries.

Arburg students

Arburg Welcomes New Apprentices
A total of 67 new students recently began their apprenticeship at Arburg.

ZSIROC automation system from Zahoransky

Automation Increases Molding Options for Zahoransky USA Customers
MMT interviews Zahoransky USA Inc. to learn more about the company’s expertise in integrating automation with the precision injection molds that it builds.

Uddeholm mold halves for a juicer and the juicer

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Additive Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including additive manufacturing.

Arburg Freeformer

Freeformer System Offers Flexibility in Prototyping
With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Arburg says that its Freeformer customers can qualify their own materials using the APF process and optimize process parameters to the application at hand.

Man with mold.

Small Family Mold Shop Turned Small Family Business
By aiming to improve at least one thing every day, Artisan Model Mold Owner Jonathan Stanwick turned the small family shop into a small family business.

NPE2018 in Orlando, Florida

NPE2018 Video Recap: Exhilaration, Innovation and Inspiration
MoldMaking Technology’s editorial team recaps some highlights from the show floor at NPE2018, including a technology slideshow, seven podcasts recorded live from the event and a video.

Micro Mold Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary with Expansion
Micro Mold was established by Tim Katen and Dave Mead in 1978. The two entrepreneurs invested their personal life savings into the business and officially began Micro Mold in a small, rented garage. Today the company has a 17,500 square-foot facility with 20 full-time employees.

Participants in the SPE's Plastics Race at ANTEC

Engage the Next Generation – Sponsor the Plastics Race
Sponsor The Plastics Race. Engage the next generation workforce by promoting our industry and your company. Participate in The Race and build relationships!

plastic part produced by additive manufacturing

Technology Tuesday: Preparing for NPE with Plastics Review
This slideshow has you covered in plastics review with discussion on common plastics problems like sticking and warping. It includes pieces on software analysis for plastic parts, and it even includes a piece on making the most out of used plastic.

EAB members and MMT staff at EAB dinner at Amerimold 2017

Moldmaker Investments in 2017
Mold builders share their best 2017 technology and people investments and the resulting return on investment.

Arburg Hybrid Allrounder 1120 H

Technology Tuesday: Products Featured at Fakuma 2017
More than 1700 exhibitors will showcase products at the 25th anniversary of Fakuma, an international trade show for industrial plastics processing. This slideshow highlights some of the products that will be on display.

K 2016

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, After K
By all accounts K 2016 was a success. According to show management, attendees were delighted with the wealth of new technical developments presented by raw materials producers, machinery manufacturers and producers of semi-finished and technical parts. Here are some technology highlights.

Plastec West

Seeing the Industry with a New Perspective
Last week I attended Plastec West in Anaheim, California (what a nice break from frigid temps in Chicago!). It was my first trade show as senior editor of MoldMaking Technology versus attending as a public relations manager for plastics industry suppliers, and I enjoyed seeing everything with a new perspective.

Arburg Freeformer additive manufacturing system

Multi-Component AM System Offers Two Discharge Units
Arburg’s Freeformer additive manufacturing system, which uses 3D CAD data to create functional parts out of qualified, standard granulates, is equipped with two stationary discharge units, enabling it to process an additional component in order, for example, to manufacture a part in different colors, with special tactile qualities or as a hard/soft combination.

Production Cells to Highlight Injection Molding
Arburg will present several examples of its injection molding and additive manufacturing technologies, including five Allrounder machines and two Freeformers. Five additional Allrounder injection molding machines will be featured in partner booths.

Arburg injection molds

Slideshow: NPE2015 Preview
Here's a sampling of what visitors to the show can expect to see.

Additive System Produces Functional Plastic Parts
Arburg’s freefomer system builds plastic components from the ground up with the same, pelletized material as a plastic injection press.

Product Categories of ARBURG, Inc.

Additive Manufacturing Machines for polymer parts
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Material Extrusion