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iglide plain bearing

New bearings reduce wear in heavy-duty applications

Published on: June 8, 2021

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free heavy-duty material iglide TX2 shows a 3.5-fold improvement in wear tests June 8, 2021 – igus has introduced a new bearing with an improved iglide material, TX2, which offers self-lubricating and maintenance-free properties for heavy duty applications. TX2 increases wear-resistance by a factor of 3.5 in load ranges with more than 100 […]

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Hands-free door opener provides sanitary-safe entry

Published on: March 22, 2021

igus components help New York designer create easy-to-install product March 17, 2021 – Newly-developed hands-free door openers by a New York City-based design company make the task easier while also providing an affordable, easy-to-install device that promotes contactless, sanitary-safe entry. The patent-pending hands-free openers from MYT Wares in Brooklyn include components from igus, the Germany-based […]

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Unique plastic plain bearing applications wanted!

Published on: January 28, 2021

The manus award celebrates its tenth anniversary and introduces its first sustainability prize JANUARY 26, 2021 – Nominations are open for the manus award from igus, which honors extraordinary and unique use of the company’s high-performance plastics in product design. The winner will receive prize money of up to 5,000 euros. To mark the tenth […]

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Surfing on land: motion plastics keep people and machines fit

Published on: March 12, 2020

Self-lubricating, high-performance polymers save 70 percent in costs and minimize maintenance in surf machines March 11, 2020 – A company in Brazil that designs fitness training equipment that simulates the movements of a surfboard reduced costs by 70 percent and maintenance by switching to bearings manufactured by igus, the Germany-based motion plastics specialist. Surf Evolution […]

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igus bearings beat the heat in solar racing cars

Published on: February 25, 2020

Aided by igus motion plastics, Germany students claim 6th at World Solar Challenge in Australia February 25, 2020 – Motion plastics from igus helped 70 students from Germany develop a solar-powered vehicle that traveled nearly 1,900 miles in the Australian desert at the World Solar Challenge. Team Sonnenwagen Aachen from RWTH Aachen University developed their […]

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7 plain bearings from igus® prove mold resistant

Published on: October 30, 2019

Tests confirm several iglide materials resist fungi, bacteria October 30, 2019 – Tests for mold growth by igus have found that seven plain bearings made with iglide materials are resistant to fungi and bacteria. Mold is a serious health hazard, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. Air conditioning systems in […]

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Student designs functional furniture with igus® products

Published on: October 24, 2019

Maintenance-free guides, bearings are key parts in convertible sofa, workstation October 23, 2019 – An interior design student in Germany used products from igus to develop a practical solution for a constricted living space. Valeria Vysozki, a student at the University of Trier, used igus drylin linear guides and iglide plain bearings to design a […]

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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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How Harmonic Bionics designs lightweight, upper-body exoskeletons

Published on: September 3, 2019

In human anatomy, the shoulder presents one of the most challenging and complex physical problems for physicians and therapists. Shoulders and their intricate anatomical patterns also provide a unique test for developers of exoskeletons, who need to keep their units light and compact while incorporating an extensive range of movement.

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