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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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New two-component bushing stands tough in extreme conditions

Published on: August 15, 2019

iglide Q2E from igus tested to withstand loads up to 130 MPa August 14, 2019 – igus has developed a new lubrication-free, two-component bearing, iglide Q2E, that can withstand the extreme conditions frequently found in agricultural machines, utility vehicles, offshore installations and other demanding environments. The new bushing ensures a high-degree of wear-resistance and a […]

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Piano builder strikes new tune with help from igus

Published on: July 31, 2019

An England-based piano builder is striking a new chord in the design of the centuries-old musical instrument by incorporating tribopolymer components from igus in a unique hammer system that offers supreme longevity, climate resistance and improved playability and sound performance.

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Surfing on asphalt with wear-resistant plastic bearings from igus

Published on: June 16, 2019

The Curfboard is a new type of sports equipment that combines a surfboard and a skateboard and in the process, has to withstand extreme loads. Especially high are the demands on its moving components, including the bearings. These must be wear-resistant, resilient, maintenance-free and reliable even under the toughest “Curf” conditions. Therefore, the developers at the curfboard GmbH rely on wear-resistant plain bearings made of iglidur Z and iglidur J350 high-performance polymers from igus.

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