Arburg (Hall 13/A13) will display 12 machines at its own stand and a total of 15 exhibits elsewhere in the show.
It will highlight innovations in lightweight construction, liquid silicone rubber processing, packaging technology, medical, additive manufacturing and more.
But Michael Hehl, managing partner and spokesman for the Arburg management team, says Arburg always keeps some big announcements under wraps. “Anyone who is familiar with Arburg will know that you can always rely on us to produce a surprise and that we like to keep an ace up our sleeve.”
Hehl said the Allrounder Golden Electric entry level machine series, which debuted in March, was the first product innovation for 2016, “but by no means the last”. Arburg will show a 470 Golden Electric press with a clamping force of 100 tonnes, moulding a technical part.
Arburg will also showcase the Industry 4.0 concept, which ties all factory equipment and systems together in a fully automated fashion. The company will link together a vertical Allrounder 375 V injection press, a Freeformer additive manufacturing machine, and automation to show the ‘smart factory' available today.Turning to lightweighting, Arburg will demonstrate the Profoam physical foaming process used on conventional injection moulding machines, running an automotive application with a high-gloss finish, because of dynamic mould-temperature control.
Cube moulding technology will be showcased. Arburg will also produce a wristwatch by two-component moulding of two different LSR materials, including assembly of the watch casing.
In a medical demonstration, a high-speed electric Allrounder 470 will produce high-speed moulding in a clean room.
Also at K, three Freeformer machines will demonstrate their role in additive manufacturing various applications.