Arburg: Combining additive manufacturing activities under one roof
Arburg has founded a new subsidiary, the Arburgadditive GmbH + Co KG. It will be based at the company’s headquarter in Lossburg, Germany, and will house activities related to additive manufacturing. Managing Director will be Dr. Victor Roman, who is set to join the company on 1 December 2021.
The company said that with this step it is highlighting the significance and future potential that it believes additive manufacturing holds as a key supplementary production method in plastic processing. Following the invention and launch of the Freeformer, plus the purchase of innovatiQ, the logical next step was to combine the full range of AM activities under one roof.
innovatiQ will remain independent
Over the course of 2022, Arburg Plastic Freeforming will switch entirely over to the new company. This division now has around 40 employees. innovatiQ GmbH + Co KG, which currently employs approximately 25 staff members, will remain an independent company based in Feldkirchen, near Munich, but will be affiliated with Arburgadditive. innovatiQ Managing Director Florian Bautz will in future report to Dr. Victor Roman.
The families Hehl and Keinath, owners of Arburg, acquired German RepRap GmbH on 12 February 2020. The company was them renamed in innovatiQ. Their 3D printing systems operate on the basis of FFF technology. There is also the LiQ 320 printing system, which processes LSR in a special LAM (Liquid Additive Manufacturing) procedure.