“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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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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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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fire-resistant filament

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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gas ring special vehicle

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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