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iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant

iglidur coatings make sliding metal surfaces wear-resistant
  For lubrication-free sliding in a very tight space, igus has introduced a new coating material and service for metal components. The iglidur coating provides the components with the wear and sliding properties of the maintenance-free iglidur materials.
25th October 2019

3D printed parts help get the wheels in motion

3D printed parts help get the wheels in motion
Wheelchairs are a wonderful brainchild, though no one is quite sure when it was first invented. The first one on record was made for Phillip II of Spain in towards the end of the 1500s. Since then, incremental developments have been made but the basic design (except for specialised sports wheelchairs) remains the same.
9th October 2019

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service
  If time and costs involved in the production of prototypes pile up, it can become economically challenging for startups. Easelink from Austria, relies on the 3D printing service from motion plastics specialist igus. Components, such as gears, can be configured online, printed cost-effectively and delivered within 24 hours.
25th October 2018


The next step: The 3D model goes into 3D printing

The next step: The 3D model goes into 3D printing
Double gears are an essential part of the everyday life of designers. When force, torque or speed in gears need to be changed, this task can only be performed if the geometry of the teeth is optimised. To enable manufacture of high performance geometrically complex gears such as these, time and money has to be invested.
24th August 2018

The fast 3D printing service for wear-resistant parts

The fast 3D printing service for wear-resistant parts
What do you do when an important part of an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to the trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, is the igus 3D printing service. Using industrial 3D printers, the motion plastics specialist manufactures customer wear-resistant parts within a few hours. This is how the missing special plain bearing was made.
7th August 2018

Online calculation of 3D printed plain bearings service life

Online calculation of 3D printed plain bearings service life
Knowing the service life of the bearing system is an unbeatable advantage when it comes to operating moving applications safely and reliably, the igus online service life calculator has therefore been a valuable tool for engineers to predict the service life of injection moulded iglidur plain bearings for many years. 
23rd July 2018

Engineering artist and designer creates a bigger 3D footprint

Engineering artist and designer creates a bigger 3D footprint
If you delve deeper into 3D printing of larger fine art sculpture pieces and specialist elements for the stage and theatre industry, you will find engineering artist and designer Richard Grant, who decided to take the plunge and build his own. For the x/y gantry, he used the drylin E linear robot from igus. Since completing a multi-disciplined engineering degree at Brunel, then a postgraduate in 3D printing at Stafford (1996), Richard Grant has been employing advanced technologies for his craft sometimes years in advance of it becoming mainstream.
14th February 2018

5 things you'd never have guessed were 3D printed

5 things you'd never have guessed were 3D printed
  When it comes down to 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, you would like to think you’ve seen it all. However igus have produced a video which includes 5 things you would never have guessed were 3D printed.
30th January 2018

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions
Ever since the first banknotes were created and recorded in the 7th century over in China they have been made from cotton paper.Paper money did not really catch on in Europe, however, until nearly a thousand years later. It was first widely used in the UK in 1759, when gold shortages caused by the Seven Years War forced the Bank of England to issue £10 notes for the first time. The first £5 notes followed about 20 years later at the start of the French Revolution. More recently, the Bank has begun switching to a special polymer that promises to be more durable and cleaner than paper.
16th October 2017

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material
The 3D print range from motion plastics specialist igus, has been expanded with a new selective laser sintering (SLS) material that is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times that of standard materials, the iglidur i6 material is well-suited for printing wear resistant parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.
13th October 2017

Price of 3D printed plastic being driven down

Price of 3D printed plastic being driven down
The base price of the iglidur i3 PL Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) material from igus has been reduced by 30%, with a corresponding decrease in printed part price. Since its introduction a year ago, there has been a general rise in volume of the material due to overall demand.
4th August 2017

Custom 3D printed linear module

Custom 3D printed linear module
The igus drylin SLTI3 linear axis enables machine builders to 3D print carriage and end blocks from high-performance iglidur I3 tribo-SLS material. According to the company, this offers the highest degree of variability in linear axis design. Produced within 48 hours of order placement, these self-lubricating and maintenance-free lead screw units can be built cost-effectively and to customer requirements.
23rd February 2017

Service offers to 3D-print injection mould tools

Service offers to 3D-print injection mould tools
igus has announced it offers a service to 3D print injection mould tools, enabling fast and cost effective production of custom parts. This new service complements a range of products and services igus now offers across the design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing cycle.
3rd November 2016

Printing your own house can become a reality

Printing your own house can become a reality
A house made by a 3D printer could one day be a reality. The façade of the ‘Europa-Haus’ in the Amsterdam Marine Quarter, built for the duration of the Dutch Presidency of the EU, was partly constructed in this way. Based in Amsterdam, DUS Architects have used a mobile 3D printer in extra-extra-large (XXL) format, which is housed in a shipping container. For the construction of the building, the architects worked closely with the motion plastics specialist, igus.
24th October 2016

3D-printed engineering plastics now offer automated pricing

3D-printed engineering plastics now offer automated pricing
Extensive research and development has been undertaken by igus, into 3D printing filaments in order to offer its industrial customers more freedom in their product design and prototyping. The result was the world’s first structural plastic filament for use in 3D printing, designed specifically for moving applications. 
25th August 2016

Antistatic material for ESD-compatible applications

Antistatic material for ESD-compatible applications
igus has just announced a universal plain bearing material that helps prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges.  Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged avoiding sparking, and like all other iglidur materials, the bearings are self-lubricating and require no maintenance.
22nd April 2016

Tribo-tape is wear resistance & maintenance free

Tribo-tape is wear resistance & maintenance free
igus has launched the B160, a recent black option of its iglidur tribo-tape. Where a standard bearing solution won’t suffice, the B160 has proved an excellent alternative across many automotive applications. The iglidur tribo-tape offers a low friction and noise dampening properties and will eliminate rattles and squeaks wherever there is a metal to metal or plastic contact; typical examples include leaf springs, steering columns, seating, window mechanisms and arm rests.
5th October 2015

16 different tribopolymer materials available from igus

16 different tribopolymer materials available from igus
  Following significant investment, polymer bearings specialist igus now offers 16 different tribopolymer materials in standard DIN ISO 3547-1 dimensions up to diameters of 50mm. This amounts to over 13,000 plain bearings, available for delivery from stock within 24 hours.
21st April 2015

igus presents the world’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers

igus presents the world’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers
Plastics specialist igus has developed a new tribo-polymer filament for 3D printers, developed specifically for engineers who wish to create structurally robust prototypes or small batch components for test in real-world applications or solutions. Suitable for use with any 3D printer that has a heated nozzle, print bed and uses ABS filaments, the material is up to 50 times more  resistant to wear and abrasion than products made from conventional 3D printer materials, such as ABS1 and PLA2 .
7th October 2014


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