e-spool – a space saving cable guide for flexible stage designs

Kira Weller | 24. April 2019

A stage setting like this in a theatre or opera house is an impressive view every time you see it. There are a lot of lights and hidden technology, which require a certain degree of cable management to achieve. As it is with most stages, the available space which can be used to guide and […]

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Gears in 3D-printing – View the recording of the igus Live webinar now

Sven Weber | 15. May 2019

You missed the last live webinar on gears in 3d-printing? No problem, we’ll share the recording with you via youtube. But what is the webinar about? Here a short overview for you. How do I construct a gear? Which process do I use to manufacture it? And which material is best suited for which type […]

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“How long does my printed gear last?” New igus online tool predicts running time

Sven Weber | 13. May 2019

To change torque or speed over one or more stages, gears are used in some gearboxes. Since gears with complex involute toothing are often required, which cannot be designed without tools, igus developed the gear configurator two years ago. This was extended last year by the configuration of double gears. In just a few steps, […]

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RW370 – the fire-resistant high temperature filament

Sven Weber | 10. April 2019

With an upper short-term application temperature of + 190° C and an upper long-term application temperature of + 170°C, the RW370 filament is definitely one of those that cannot be processed with a commercially available 3d printer, like an ultimaker. The engineers from the business unit of additive manufacturing at igus have developed a 3D […]

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Repair of an vintage car speedometer with the help of 3D printing service

Guest author: Dr. Jörg Pühler | 18. April 2019

On the speedometer of my Stanley 750B from 1924 the mileage counter didn’t work anymore. It is a speedometer from Stewart-Warner, Chicago, type M-9. Failure analysis After dismantling, the mistake was obvious: the gear on the first intermediate shaft, which meshes with the worm on the input shaft, was completely ruined. The pinion was no […]

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Additive manufacturing in special vehicle construction

Sven Weber | 9. April 2019

Motorists with disabilities benefit from “Darios”, a digital gas ring. This allows you to give throttle with your hands on the steering wheel. “Darios 211” consists of over 200 identical parts that slide over the flattened steel ring. These parts consist of iglidur® I3 and are manufactured in 3D printing. How does the gas ring […]

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Do it yourself! Build your own 3D high temperature printer

Sven Weber | 29. March 2019

“A nice example of our low-cost design concept,” says Tom Krause, head of the additive manufacturing division at igus GmbH, about the high-temperature 3D-printer newly developed and built by his team. A self-built 3D high temperature printer based on drylin W rail guides and dryspin steep-thread spindle made of stainless steel in combination with spindle […]

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Rapid prototyping – wear-resistant plastic gears from the 3D printer

Sven Weber | 21. March 2019

So far, e-mobility has not experienced the big breakthrough. One of the reasons for this is that the charging infrastructure is in the beginning of its time. For many car drivers, the possibilities of electric refuelling are not sufficient. Easelink wants to change that. The Graz-based company has developed “Matrix Charging”, a charging system consisting […]

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