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Video of the Week – What you missed at this year’s Motek10/11/2017

In this week’s video of the week, Artur Peplinski, vice president of igus in Germany, takes us through some of the highlights of the 112 innovations and product range extensions presented during this year’s Motek show in Stuttgart. The main themes were showing visitors to the stand how to reduce downtimes and configure products online and order them, both saving time and money.

Order in the office with new furniture-chain lines from igus®07/11/2017

Office furniture is becoming more and more multi-functional in order to meet the requirements of a flexible workplace. In order to securely manage moving cables for power and data, igus now offers the furniture sector a new cable management system, called furniture-chain.

Front-loader test rig from igus®: plastic versus metal in endurance test01/11/2017

In its own test laboratory, igus has commissioned a system for testing especially high loads in machine applications found in the agricultural or construction industries. The front loader, which moves 24/7, is located outdoors and therefore exposed to all the elements. This enables igus to compare different bearing combinations in order to find the best products for the respective heavy-duty application.

igus® says YES to supporting GlitterBomb robot-building team01/11/2017

igus is helping a North Wales robot-building team with engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through its YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, designed to foster and support design ideas of young people with a passion for engineering. Designed by 10-year old team captain, April, the pink, sparkly and very formidable GlitterBomb robot has competed in the BBC’s iconic Robot Wars, as well as paid regular visits to schools and other venues to help inspire young people to study STEM subjects.

High-tech manufacturer igus® unveils expanded workspace following business growth27/10/2017

Northampton-based high-tech manufacturing company igus today formally opens its newly-expanded premises. The engineering support facility has almost doubled in size from 672sqm to 1,000sqm with the creation of a new upper floor that will accommodate a growing sales and technical support team, while freeing up ground-floor space for the engineering team to meet demand for fully assembled products.

Video of the Week – How igus® puts drylin® through its paces25/10/2017

In the dry-tech test lab in Cologne, Germany, igus puts its’ self-lubricating drylin linear plain bearings, linear axes and lead screw modules through their paces.

Video of the Week – 10 top trends for modern machine tools20/10/2017

In this week’s video, igus highlights how its motion plastics are being used in modern machine tools to reduce costs and improve equipment performance. From lathes where hot chips occur to compact 5-axis milling centres and extremely fast linear robots, machine tools have to cope with a large number of challenges.

Igus® expands additive production offering with second laser sintering material20/10/2017

The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its 3D print range 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.

Live demonstrations by igus at this year’s Manufacturing Management show20/10/2017

Motion plastics specialist, igus, will be displaying a variety of components and solutions for automation and robotics at the upcoming Manufacturing Management Show on stand G14, at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Product experts will be on hand, demonstrating effective automation solutions for a vast range of applications. Additionally, attendees can observe an exciting demonstration of the robolink D system.

Curved linear guides from igus® – Guidance for variable radii20/10/2017

With the introduction of an adaptable drylin W carriage for linear guides with different radii, it is now possible for designers to create a guide system that goes smoothly into a curve from a straight line. This opens up numerous options in industry, ranging from office furniture to stage equipment and even in the driver cabs of agricultural and commercial vehicles.

Video of the Week – On your bike with igus®13/10/2017

In this week’s video, we take a ride on the igus bike. In terms of weight, it stands out on its own, integrating 25 iglidur bearings – everywhere from the front suspension and shock absorbers, to the saddle, pedals and derailleurs.

Introducing iglidur® G1 - Similar price, double the performance to the ‘G’ all-rounder11/10/2017

As part of its continuous material improvement programme, igus introduces the next-generation of its popular bearing material iglidur G. Offering double the performance, iglidur G1 features considerable improved properties over its predecessor but comes at almost the same price point.

iglidur® HSD350 – high-performance plastic for continuous use in steam11/10/2017

iglidur HSD350 plain bearing material clearly displays its advantages over its metallic counterparts in the food and medical industries. Able to withstand temperatures up to 180°C continuously and temporarily up to 210°C, the low cost material is the new all-rounder for use in hot steam sterilisation during autoclaving.

How linear systems from igus® can help the Fukushima clean-up team keep a safe distance05/10/2017

In March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, located on the Pacific coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, was severely damaged by the Tōhoku earthquake and ensuing tsunami. During the chain of events, three nuclear reactors were without suitable cooling and underwent a catastrophic meltdown. The clean-up and decommissioning has required thousands of scientists across the world to invent, develop and deliver new or improved techniques for nuclear debris removal and site remediation.

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