Arburg GmbH + Co. KG and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, held an inauguration ceremony April 11 for the new Arburg innovation Centre at KIT.
The Arburg Innovation Center features a modern design and about 650 square feet of floorspace, accommodating two Freeformers, the machinery maker's additive manufacturing machine, and one Allrounder injection molding press. It also has a free-standing robotic system and several workstations and information panels for staff at the joint facility.
The head of the Karlsruhe Institute, Jürgen Fleischer and Heinz Gaub, Arburg's director of technology and engineering, underscored the importance of the facility for the cooperation between research and business.
Gaub said the easy cooperation between the machinery manufacturer and the school. “We came up with the idea for this Innovation Centre together and then turned it into reality,” Gaub said. He said KIT is an ideal research partner for Arburg.
Fleischer talked about the long collaboration between KIT and Arburg. “Here, we can see science and industry working hand-in-hand in a professional venture,” Fleischer said.