The family that owns German injection molding device maker Arburg, Hehl und Keinath, have today declared the takeover of additive manufacturing firm German RepRap. The acquisition that was legalized on 12th Feb, is the outcome of continued conversation among the device makers. This is a conversation surrounding prospective synergy among their corresponding synthetics processing technologies.
Through a shared press statement, the firms stated it became apparent that the variety of services and products provided by all to the business was equivalent. They cited the resilient and changing nature of the Feldkirchen-reliant firm as the solution to the purchase.
The new buyers have revealed that German RepRap will carry on with operating as a separate firm. The firm’s 23 staff members in Feldkirchen are assumed to be untouched. The Managing Director and Founder Florian Bautz will remain on board to operate the company.
Due to the acquisition, Arburg will operate in close partnership with the firm to offer resources and support and resources.
German RepRap has been making industrial extrusion-dependent 3D printing machines as from 2010. It counts Sika Automotive and Airbus Helicopters among its users. The firm extended its contribution with a fresh Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) technology in 2016. This made its première at Formnext 2018 in the design of the L280 series-ready device claiming compatibility with high thickness items such as Liquid Silicone Rubber.
According to records, Arburg has stayed active in the 3D printing business since 2013. This is after the unveiling of its open Arburg Freeformer method.
According to the APF (Arburg Plastic Freeforming) procedure, the technology utilizes commercially accessible plastic granules and elastic droplet flow to create working pieces with a mix of soft and hard attributes.
The associates believe this skill supports the technology in German RepRap’s x500Pro mechanism. The system can treat a variety of plastics because of its free printing parameters. It will facilitate the growth of processing fluid synthetics for LSR.