Precise tools are the prerequisite for high-quality components. We at igus manufacture the tools for our injection moulding in our own in-house iform tool shop. From tool development, production and sampling up to quality control with computer tomographic support, a tool is made completely by our hands. This gives us the opportunity to implement requests for individual components at short notice and in full quality.
Since the tool shop is involved in the development and consultations with customers at an early stage, we can offer not only suitable materials but also the appropriate tool manufacturing processes to reduce overall costs. Depending on the order volume, a mould can also be produced as print2mold in 3D printing, naturally also at our premises and from our proven high-performance polymers.
new tools and inserts in 2019
With the FastLine service, you have the possibility to receive injection-moulded plain bearings and thrust washers in a maximum of seven days. You can easily find out whether injection moulding or a different manufacturing method is worthwhile for you in the iglidur plain bearings designer: the online tool offers a price comparison of all igus manufacturing methods and a comparison with our standard product range. That way, you can always keep an eye on the best price.
The combination of detailed simulation of the parts and decades of design experience of our employees enables tailor-made tool concepts. On the basis of early co-ordination between part and tool design, the production effort can be optimised, saving time and costs.
Our digital project planning forms the basis for high resource efficiency. The virtual representation of all production processes in real time enables the planning of the project sequence taking into account all available machine and employee capacities. In this way, it is possible to create optimum machine utilisation and reduce throughputs to a minimum.
Our machine pool, which comprises 27 systems, is equipped with state-of-the-art processing machines and a wide range of production technologies. By networking the machines and using automation, we are able to manufacture the most demanding components in the shortest possible time whilst maintaining the tightest tolerances.
The process stability of the tools is validated in iform's own technical centre. Injection moulding machines with up to 100t clamping force are available for commissioning and optimisation of the injection process. The top priority when sampling the tools is always to achieve the optimum in terms of economy and component quality.
By using tactile 3D measurement and advanced computer tomography (CT) we ensure the best possible quality and function of our products. The extensive possibilities of part-to-CAD comparison, inclusion analysis and assembly inspection support us in correcting the tools as required.
From the drawing with the right manufacturing process to the high volume production of your polymer component.