The German machine construction company, ARBURG, is one of the leading global manufacturers of injection moulding machines with clamping forces between 125 kN and 4,000 kN. The product range extends well beyond the standard machines. The company includes special equipment variants for thermoset, elastomer and silicone processing, gas injection moulding technology, the Mucell process, injecting around inserts or multi-component injection moulding in it’s range. Special machine configurations are on offer for the specialised areas of preforms and powder materials (PIM). Worldwide a total of more than 1950 employees, of which more than 1650 are located at the headquarters in Lossburg, are driving forward the development of modern injection moulding technology and are continuously pioneering the way in the plastics sector.
The company’s outstanding reputation as a German machine manufacturer and its excellent brand image, which has been respected by specialists for decades, are conveyed around the world by ARBURG’s subsidiaries and long-standing trading partners in 70 countries.
An ALLROUNDER for PIM
The ARBURG machines for processing metal and ceramic powders using the PIM procedure are based on the latest ALLROUNDER series machines. The injection cylinders modules are, however, adapted for the particularly abrasive properties of the materials used.
The support and advice offered to ARBURG customers covers far more than just the injection moulding process. It includes everything from the choice of materials to preparing formulations for the feedstock, the design of the mould and injection moulding itself, right up to debinding and sintering. Customers can also conduct extensive tests under authentic field conditions in the PIM laboratory of ARBURG since 14 years. Advice and tips on automation and on choosing the right equipment, as well as special PIM training courses, round off the services provided.
ARBURG feedstock test
The problems for the processors start at the incoming inspection of the feedstock. In converting to new feedstock charges during part production, many producers encounter injection problems or quality fluctuations. The development department for powder injection moulding at ARBURG has initiated a test method for feedstocks, whose function is machine-based and is thus easy, quick and, above all, independent of mould type.
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