ARBURG will be presenting ProFoam physical foaming technology in China for the first time. A granulate lock ensures a continuous feed of material and gaseous blowing agent. In addition to a weight reduction of up to 20 percent, the mechanical properties and quality of parts can be improved in a targeted manner. The innovative lightweight construction process can be used on conventional injection moulding machines. Since foam and compact injection moulding is possible with only one machine, capacity utilisation can be easily achieved and is cost-effective.
The exhibit is a hybrid ALLROUNDER 570 H, which produces a complex part for the automotive industry from PA66 (30 GF) fibre-reinforced material. With its fine cell structures, the ProFoam part is characterised by low weight, few sink holes, uniform shrinkage and significantly reduced distortion.