Video: Reinforce Components With Continuous Fibers
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:12
The Freeformer 300-4X was developed on the basis of the Freeformer 300-3X and also has three discharge units. The new centerpiece is a four-axis component carrier. It not only moves in the x, y and z directions, but can also perform rotational movements thanks to the additional c-axis. This enables fiber-reinforced, resilient functional components to be built. Continuous fibers made of glass or carbon are fed via a roll and placed specifically on the component carrier. They are immediately encased in plastic and cut to the desired length.
The Freeformer works in the AKF process on the basis of qualified standard granules. With the open system, users can process their own original materials and optimize drop size and process control themselves. Or you can access the Arburg material database with reference materials. These include e.g. B. also very soft TPU, PLLA and FDA-certified materials for medical technology.