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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Special parts and drawing parts made of plastic

Manufacturing custom parts from a drawing can be achieved in various manufacturing options. igus® is renowned for injection moulding parts however if the quantity is low, this might not be the most cost-effective method. This page is to help you identify which option is the best option, technically and economically.
We can also offer advice on the best materials for you applications from out large range of tribo-polymers.

Would you like more information about the different methods of macnufacturing?  Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
 

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Manufacturing options

CNC Machining

custom parts

  • Machining custom parts from stock material. 
  • Large range of iglidur® stock materials
  • Plate and rod form available. 
  • Hollow tubes available as standard
  • Various machining options. 

3D printing

Configurator for low-volume production and prototypes

  • No minimum order quantity
  • Parts can be printed up to 3M
  • A large range of SLS powders and 3D printing filaments available. 
  • FDA filaments available as standard

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Print 2 Mould

print 2 mould

  • Fast manufacturing of injection-moulded parts with 3D printed tool
  • Ideal for processing parts with special properties
  • Printed moulds are up to 80% cheaper than steel fabricated moulds

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Injection moulding

mouldng machines

  • High-volume production
  • The largest range of iglidur® materials available
  • Service life can be calculated for bearing parts. 

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Find the right material

iglidur granules

  • Large range of high-performace polymers
  • High-temperaure, chemical resistant and FDA approved options. 

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Online tools

online tools

  • Need help deciding which manufacturing method is right for you? 
  • Have a look at the online tools for some guidance

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Frequently asked questions


How many pieces do I have to order/what is the minimum quantity?

There is no minimum order quantity. You can order 1 part of 10,000. The main thing to consider is the set up is divided by the number of parts so the more you order the cheaper the parts become.

How long does it take to turn parts around?

This depends on the complexity of the part, the material availabilty and the capacity of the machine shop however the standard lead time is approx 15 working days. 

Can igus® help with design solutions

Absolutely, in fact the earlier we are involved the better as we may be able to offer machining and material advice at the beginning of the design stage. 

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In person:

Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.

Online:

24h