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With the innovative MULTI changeover system, Thyssenkrupp has invented a pioneering lift system for skyscrapers, the linear drive of which moves cabins in a continuous loop, whereby they can travel not only vertically and horizontally but also at a slanting angle. In this application, complex 3D printed plain bearings made of the wear-resistant polymer iglidur I3 were used due to their fast availability and their outstanding guiding characteristics.
Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D printed gripper. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, hence fulfilling hygienic requirements.
Our individual requirements have been implemented perfectly and our new accelerator ring for sporty, flat steering wheels works smoothly thanks to the low-friction polymer parts from 3D printing. We are pleased with the very fast and solution-oriented co-operation.
Easelink, a company from Graz, has developed "Matrix Charging", a charging system consisting of two components. A charging pad connected to the mains is installed in the car park. A connector on the bottom of the e-car drops down when parked over the pad. The charging process starts automatically, without the driver having to connect a cable. Use the igus® 3D printing service to make sure the development of prototypes remains cost-effective whilst ensuring high quality.
Inspired by Formula 1, the student teams of the "Formula Student Germany" construction competition compete with each other. For constructing their racing cars, the Formula Student Team from Weingarten near Ravensburg needed customised plastic pinions, amongst other things. Using the igus 3D printing service , these components were not only produced quickly, but also made of wear-resistant iglidur material.
When pianos are built traditionally, most of their parts are made of wood. Since this classic material is frequently impaired by temperature fluctuations and moisture, the instruments must be frequently maintained. Phoenix Pianos has decided to modernise piano-building, integrating new manufacturing methods and materials. By using hammers printed from high-performance polymer, the engineers were able not only to extend component service life and improve precision, but to enhance sound quality.
Free online tools for 3D printed components: easily configure 3D templates for 3D printing and determine the foreseeable service life of printed components made of iglidur on the basis of the application parameters entered. No previous knowledge of CAD and no registration required.
Learn how industrial 3D printing can help you cut costs and improve technology.
Practical tips on designing function parts for manufacturing in 3D printing service. In addition to material and manufacturing method, the right component design plays a decisive role in increasing service life, minimising wear, and optimising the coefficient of friction.
Discover our materials and additive methods for 3D printing. Order our free sample box with a selection of printed samples and iglidur materials from igus additive manufacturing. We use our high-performance plastics for our in-house 3D printing service for wear-resistant components and for filament and laser sintering powder production.