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480 applicants compete for the manus award

Published on: March 7, 2023

The international competition offers prizes of up to $3,000 for unique polymer plain bearing projects 7 March 2023 – Small, corrosion-resistant, and made of plastic: the plain bearing. An unimposing machine element, it is rarely in the limelight, so a joint initiative started by igus, the motion plastics specialist, awards up to $3,000 to the […]


2023 manus awards: igus is once again looking for innovative plastic bearing and linear motion applications

Published on: October 18, 2022

igus announces its eleventh biannual manus awards for the most creative, economical, and sustainable applications of its polymer, plain and linear technology October 18, 2022 – The global leader in motion plastics, igus®, is now accepting submissions for the 2023 manus awards, which the plastics specialist has been initiating every two years for 20 years. […]


GMG develops new robot grippers with plastic plain bearings from igus

Published on: September 8, 2022

Lifting a component into a shipping carton with three fingers, then placing cardboard over it for protection with a vacuum gripper: for this automation process, the Gesellschaft für modulare Greifersysteme (GMG) from Soest has developed a multifunctional long arm gripper – with the human hand as a model. How do plastic plain bearings from igus […]


Combining linear and rolling bearings: hybrid rolling bearings from igus now available with calculable service life

Published on: July 21, 2022

drylin WJRM-BB-31 and WJRM-BB-41 hybrid rolling bearings from igus can be implemented with more ease than ever with a new service life calculator 21 JULY 2022 – Motion plastics expert igus® has recently introduced a service life calculator tool for their WJRM line of hybrid rolling bearings. This lesser-known product line combines drylin® linear bearing […]


A robot is the cook here: How a Canadian start-up is re-thinking gastronomy

Published on: July 7, 2022

Roboeatz is revolutionizing the food service industry by relying entirely on igus motion plastics, which require no lubrication or maintenance.  The Canadian start-up Roboeatz has developed a kitchen where a robot is the only cook! The robot chef quickly and efficiently makes a wide range of dishes from fresh ingredients. In developing this unique robot cell […]