Lossburg/Rocky Hill, CT, 21 April 2021
On April 19, the US subsidiary Arburg Inc. signed a contract with the Würth Additive Group. This is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of “supply chain efficiency” and is now a partner for the distribution of the Freeformer in the USA and Canada. This national agreement extends the reach of the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) in this region into the general manufacturing market as well as to the oil & gas, heavy equipment and transportation industries.
Thanks to its extensive expertise and high-quality portfolio, Würth Additive Group is a major player in the AM industry, making it an ideal partner to offer Arburg’s Freeformer technology,” said Friedrich Kanz, Managing Director of the Arburg subsidiary in the USA. Gerry Berberian, National Sales Manager for Additive at ARBURG Inc. added: “We are pleased to work with Würth Additive to bring the breakthrough APF process to a wider community of manufacturers across the nation.”
Arburg partnership is an important milestone
“The Freeformer and APF process allow us to open up completely new possibilities in the field of industrial additive manufacturing,” said AJ Strandquist, chief executive officer for Würth Additive Group. “Our customers will benefit from the adaptability of the Freeformer, as it is an open system and allows for maximum customization through an extensive materials database. Furthermore, APF process fills the gaps we previously had with customers who use material with additives. Now we can provide support in every avenue they need to be successful. The addition of Arburg’s Freeformer to our portfolio takes our AM service to a higher level.”
“We are excited to continue to grow our strategic AM supplier portfolio by partnering with Arburg,” said Dan Hill, chief executive officer for Würth Industry North America. “The formation of our new company, Würth Additive Group, was critical as we continue to deliver and expand on enabling, implementing, and supporting digital supply chain solutions that are dependable and beneficial for our customers to operate and ultimately supply them with process and cost efficiencies.”
Economical APF process reduces parts costs
The unique APF process has been on the market since 2013 and works on the basis of plastic granules. The open system and the extensive materials database enable customers to utilize their current production materials to create prototypes or move straight to small series production with additive manufacturing. The Freeformer 200-3X and 300-3X can be used to additively manufacture thermoplastic components from one or multi materials. Thanks to the processing of conventional plastic granules as stock material, part costs are a fraction of what is typical in the AM industry.
German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. Its product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500 kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment.
An international sales and service network ensures first-class customer support at a local level: Arburg has its own organisations at 35 locations in 26 different countries and, together with its trading partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Its machines are produced exclusively at the company’s German headquarters in Lossburg. Of a total of roughly 3,200 employees, around 2,650 work in Germany. About 550 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. Arburg has triple certification, in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com