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 […]
The knee-jerk reaction to “plastic” replacement bushings is, “Why’d they sell me this cheap junk?” In reality, many OEM’s are switching from traditional sintered bronze bushings to high-tech polymer bushings to gain significantly better performance.
Gripper automatically packs manufactured components with three fingers, places them in boxes and places a layer of protective cardboard over them using a vacuum gripper.
Nicole Lang, iglide product manager at igus, sketches out the multitude of applications for plastic bearings and explains how a foray into additive manufacturing has changed the game.
Electric sails with bearing technology from igus reduce fuel consumption by up to 40 percent May 23, 2022 – igus®, the global leader in engineered motion plastics, announced that its cutting-edge bearing technology is helping to reduce environmentally harmful emissions from international shipping. Self-lubricating and maintenance-free plain and radial deep groove ball bearings from igus […]
Self-lubricating igus iglide® JEM insert bearings now available for inner diameters of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″ May 4, 2022 – igus, a leading global manufacturer of engineered components to increase the service life of customers’ machines, has expanded its igubal® insert bearing line to include inner diameters sizes of 1.0″, 1.5″, and 2″. Until now, […]
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.
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.