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British Engineer Uses 3D-Printed Parts to Design ‘The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Pianos’

Published on: September 22, 2022

More and more frequently we have been receiving inquiries for 3D-printed components or spare parts for musical instruments. One example is of a concert grand piano from Phoenix Pianos.  The basic design of the concert grand has remained almost unchanged since 1876 – since the Steinway Centennial Grand was designed. That was the starting point for the grand piano […]

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New laser sintering material from igus makes 3D printing of chemical-resistant tribo-components possible

Published on: August 29, 2022

High-performance plastic iglide i10 is resistant to acids, bases, alcohols, greases, and oils 29 August 2022 – igus®, the leader in motion plastics, is expanding the scope of its 3D-print service. The company will now offer chemical-resistant, self-lubricating, tribo-polymer components that can be manufactured using selective laser sintering (SLS). This evolutionary step is made possible […]

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Custom maintenance-free toothed belt pulleys delivered in just 48 hours

Published on: August 11, 2022

igus reduces delivery time and makes online ordering of custom toothed belt pulleys particularly easy with its latest 3D-print offering 28 JULY 2022 – Motion plastics leader igus® announced it is expanding its 3D-print and online ordering offering to include custom format toothed belt pulleys. Toothed belt pulleys are a common component in many machines […]

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Highly resilient thanks to fiber reinforcement: igus develops high-strength filament for 3D printing

Published on: August 1, 2022

igumid P190 can be used for multi-material printing as well as highly stable structural components 1 August 2022 – Motion plastics specialist igus has developed igumid® P190, a new filament for 3D printing that is highly rigid and durable thanks to its reinforced carbon fiber. The material is suitable for structural components and connecting elements […]

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Up to 60 times the service life: igus produces the world’s first tribo-material for DLP 3D printing

Published on: June 28, 2022

iglide i3000 allows 3D DLP printing of exceptionally durable wear parts in the millimeter range June 30, 2022 – igus®, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, has introduced its iglide® i3000 – the world’s first 3D printing resin specifically for DLP 3D printing of wearing parts. The iglide i3000 material enables the additive manufacturing of […]

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Igus Announces World’s First Tribo-Photopolymer Resin

Published on: June 27, 2022

igus Announces World’s First Tribo-Photopolymer Resin

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General-use shield for protection against coronavirus: igus produces headbands for face shields

Published on: April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020 – igus is donating 100,000 headbands made with injection molding to apply to face masks to help medical professionals reduce their exposure during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Prusa, a 3D printer manufacturer, has developed a face mask and placed the design on the internet for downloading, free of charge. The mask can […]

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Additive Manufacturing: What You Need to Know

Published on: March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020 – Additive manufacturing refers to a process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material. It is becoming more widely used, and has many advantages. Paul Gomer, an additive manufacturing development engineer at igus, offers insight on additive manufacturing. How do you […]

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3D-printed igus® polymer piano hammer is the “first major innovation in the instrument in decades”.

Published on: October 11, 2019

The piano is one of the world’s most popular musical instruments, but its mechanics and design are much the same as those made a century ago or more. Now, an English piano builder—who is an engineer and a pianist as well—devised what is being called a unique hammer system incorporating 3D-printed tribopolymer components that produce improved sound as well as durability and climate resistance.

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