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Additive manufacturing in special vehicle construction

igu-blog-adm | 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 iglidurĀ® I3 and are manufactured in 3D printing. How does the gas ring […]


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

igu-blog-adm | 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 […]


Reduction of the surface roughness of plastic components with chemical smoothing

igu-blog-adm | 25. March 2019

Which 3d printed plastic components are suitable for this? Which ones are not? In contrast to vibratory grinding, the geometry of the component does not have a significant role in chemical smoothing – the suitability of the parts is virtually independent of geometry. Topic wall thicknesses: here it is important to avoid thin wall thicknesses […]


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

igu-blog-adm | 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 […]


Maintenance-free 3D-printed grippers make packaging machines effective

igu-blog-adm | 21. March 2019

More flexibility through 3D printing When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a lightning fast move. The packaging industry can only dream of this flexibility. Their metal grippers, which for example put the lid on cream jars, are usually limited to a single format. Therefore it often takes […]