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ARBURG combines AM activities under ARBURGadditive

Dr Victor Roman to assume the role of Managing Director of new subsidiary from December 1st, 2021

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ARBURG GmbH + Co KG newly founded subsidiary, ARBURGadditive GmbH + Co KG, also based in Lossburg, will house all of the company’s activities related to additive manufacturing. Dr Victor Roman, who is set to join the company on 1 December 2021, will be the Managing Director.

In founding this new company, ARBURG 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 additive manufacturing activities under one roof with the aim of strengthening this business field and paving a path towards a successful future.

ARBURG combines additive manufacturing activities under one roof with Dr Victor Roman to assume the role of Managing Director of ARBURGadditive from December 1st, 2021
Dr Victor Roman, who is set to join the company on 1 December 2021, will be the Managing Director

With Dr. Victor Roman taking up the Managing Director position, ARBURGadditive GmbH + Co KG will benefit from the leadership of an experienced industry expert. Dr. Victor Roman, 52, studied mechanical engineering and physics before working at an international technology group for more than two decades, a role that gave him extensive experience in development, sales and additive manufacturing.

Over the course of 2022, ARBURG Plastic Freeforming will switch entirely over to the new company. This division now has around 40 employees working in sales, development, application technology and assembly. 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 GmbH + Co KG. innovatiQ Managing Director Florian Bautz will in the future report to Dr. Victor Roman.

The ARBURGadditive product range includes the Freeformer and innovatiQ’s 3D systems. The ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) process with the Freeformer, has been designed to act as an open system, making it possible to adjust the component manufacturing process in line with specific requirements. The process uses verified standard granulates of the kind found in injection molding. The innovatiQ 3D printing systems operate on the basis of FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) technology. There is also the LiQ 320 printing system, which processes liquid silicone rubber (LSR) in a special LAM (Liquid Additive Manufacturing) procedure.

The various machines work in perfect harmony, enabling them to cover an extensive range of additive applications.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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