Our test laboratory for polymer ball bearings generates the knowledge essential for refinements and new product designs. There is even more benefit to our customers, since we pool our test results and experience in our online tool. They help in selecting the right product for our customers’ individual applications.
Widespread in the animal kingdom, for people an option. The skeleton on the outside of arthropods provides stability in the same way as the endoskeletons of mammals. Why not combine the advantages of the two systems with each other? An endoskeleton (inside the body) is strong but, having numerous joints, is nevertheless very flexible. It […]
In the bicycle industry, innovative solutions are not only focused on design, but also on the choice of materials. For example, for the frame there are many solutions made of aluminium or glass fibre reinforced material. Component manufacturers are also working flat out on the use of alternative materials. Be it saddle post, suspension, pedals […]
The number of plain bearing solutions is virtually infinite, and there are no fewer designs of suitable – and unsuitable – shaft materials. In fact, different shaft materials and their coatings can create completely different wear patterns for the same plain bearing. This blog entry will deal with two frequently used shaft coatings and consider […]
3D printing is ascendant across industries and materials, not only in product development, but also in industrial manufacturing processes. But if the freedom granted by additive manufacturing is to realise its full potential in the industrial environment, 3D printing materials must perform just as well as their mechanically processed counterparts. igus has dedicated itself to […]