What is iglidur? And what does it do better than POM?

Lars Butenschön | 2. July 2020

Just recently I stumbled on this blog post, which promised to finally put an end to the mystery that seems to be iglidur®. What is iglidur? And why are customers willing to spend no less than a fortune on bearings made from this material? To make this clear right away: I have no intention to […]

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igus filament in a Ultimaker 3D printer

iglidur filaments for wear-resistant 3D printing in Ultimaker podcast

Maria Burkanova | 30. June 2020

With the Talking Additive Podcast, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker offers a stage for innovative providers of 3D printing solutions for the industry. In the current episode, presenter Matt Griffin talks to our colleague and 3D printing specialist Niklas Eutebach about the special features of the self-lubricating iglidur tribofilament and how 3D-printed moving functional parts can […]

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ready for smart – does that make sense in offshore applications?

Richard Habering | 26. May 2020

Offshore – where service work costs millions: is that really necessary? Energy supply at drilling rigs, construction machines and shore power applications – cold, wet, dirty and heavy. Real stress for thick cables, hard hoses, but also for sensitive bus and data cables. Too much stress leads to breakages – which usually cost a lot […]

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iglidur I8-ESD: abrasion-resistant components with ESD specifications

Paul Gomer | 5. May 2020

Every machine contains moving parts that cause friction during operation. In contrast to metal, components made of wear-resistant iglidur polymers do not require additional lubrication (because they contain solid lubricants) – however polymers cannot dissipate the electrostatic discharge caused by friction. In semiconductor and electrical engineering, a static discharge through components can cause permanent damage […]

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Cable routing for lifting devices on indoor / EOT cranes

Jens Göbel | 26. June 2020

The lift band was specially developed for vertical applications on indoor / EOT cranes. A spiral energy chain that can be stored in a collecting basket. The cables are routed through the spiral energy chain without being exposed to any tensile stress. The retainer belts attached to the system ensure that the energy chain is safely stored in the special basket. The system is light, requires very little space on the lifting device and it is almost maintenance-free.

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Coupling joints made of polymer – optimised materials for the automotive industry

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. June 2020

The coupling joint, also referred to as double joint, describes a strut with connection possibilities on both sides. Here, ball and socket joints, screw threads or sleeves can be inserted, which connect the coupling joint with the corresponding vehicle components. Usually, coupling joints are made of steel or aluminium. But for years, polymer coupling joints […]

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Spare parts for goods wagons

Thorsten Mersch | 8. June 2020

Goods wagons are often in service for 30 years or even 40 years. Getting spare parts at the beginning is no problem. But what do you do if the supplier removes this component from his product range or the whole company shuts its doors? This is no problem with standard parts such as screws, seals […]

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Precise polymer bearing points in medical technology

Ulf Hottung | 5. June 2020

“Can’t be done!” say many design engineers and are therefore not generally wrong, but also not always right, especially in medical technology. Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in polymer in general, are subject to various factors that influence the preferred bearing clearance. Impact on precision Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in […]

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