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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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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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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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When plastic becomes oil again: igus invests in chemical recycling pioneer

Published on: February 19, 2020

Cat-HTR technology developed by a German scientist regains resources from plastic waste in 20 minutes February 19, 2020 – igus announced it has invested more than $5 million in a commercial plant that will recycle plastic waste within 20 minutes. Using Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) technology, the process will enable oil obtained from the recycling […]

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New cable management kit pairs with any cobot arm, optimizes cable protection

Published on: February 11, 2020

Hook-and-loop mounting brackets combined with superior triflex® R plastic cable carrier keep cables, human workers safe February 11, 2020 – Large and mid-sized corporations alike are becoming more interested in automating tedious and repetitive tasks. We are still quite far, though, from fully automated processes and manufacturing and assembly still require some human interaction. It […]

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Vertical instead of horizontal: how motion plastics make agriculture sustainable

Published on: February 6, 2020

Self-lubricating tribo-polymers ensure the reliable operation of vertical farming systems February 6, 2020 – igus plays a major role in the cost-efficient and reliable operation of products used in vertical farming, which is a rapidly growing and promising alternative to conventional methods to produce food for the fast-growing world population. Self-lubricating tribo-polymers from igus, the […]

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Virtual wonderland for engineers: the igus factory travels round the world

Published on: February 3, 2020

New app offers insight into production and development at Cologne factory February 3, 2020 – Technical sales consultants for igus now have the capability to show customers the company’s factory in Cologne, Germany regardless of where the customers reside. When igus technical sales members travel to see customers or trade shows, they bring useful travel […]

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Updated cable series from igus saves space and money

Published on: December 11, 2019

New chainflex M control cables reduce structure 20 percent, have 36-month guarantee December 11, 2019  – igus has introduced a new cable series that offers a thinner cable structure, saving on installation space, and ensures lower bend radii. The company’s advanced chainflex M cable series proves that quality and low price are not mutually exclusive. […]

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DMG MORI’s new turning machine includes igus® readychains

Published on: November 20, 2019

Pre-assembled cable carrier systems help create revolutionary piece of technology November 20, 2019 – DMG MORI, an industry leader in the manufacturing of machine tools, has developed a new automatic turning machine with multiple spindles that represents a technological revolution in producing turned and milled parts in both boring and bar machining. After only two […]

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igubal spherical bearings with sheet metal housings

igubal polymer spherical bearings with new metal housings are self-lubricating and maintenance-free

Published on: November 15, 2019

Self-lubricating igus spherical balls now available with cost-effective sheet metal housing November 12, 2019 – Pillow blocks and fixed flange bearings need constant lubrication and maintenance to combat heavy dirt accumulation and dust. igus has developed a self-lubricating solution for metallic pillow blocks that requires no maintenance, prevents dirt and dust from settling into the […]

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