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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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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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Reduction of the surface roughness of plastic components with chemical smoothing

Sven Weber | 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 […]

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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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