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3D Printing

VOTW- 3D Printing goes large!

Published on: 20/01/2022

You can now print big! Really big! Up to 3M with igus®! With the iglidur® large format printing capabilities, 3D printed parts of up to 3M are now not a problem. With a variety of materials, including FDA materials, the possibilities are endless. In this week’s short video of the week, you can see large […]

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Architectural products safely printed with igus energy chain system in XXL 3D printer

Published on: 19/10/2021

Chainflex cables and three-dimensional e-chain ensure reliable operation even with the narrowest bending radii. Whether creating unique store concepts, futuristic concrete stairs and modern building facades, Dutch architectural design company Aectual produces very special architectural projects with the help of its robot-driven XXL 3D printer. For reliable “lights-out” robot operation, the designers opted for highly […]

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iglidur I151 for safe, FDA-compliant and detectable consumable parts in food technology

Published on: 19/08/2021

igus develops a blue tribo-filament for cost-effective production of special 3D printed parts for the food industry Responding to customer demand, iglidur I151 is a blue, easy-to-process material and has the best friction and wear values in its class. This new tribo-filament is a further development of the iglidur I150 all-rounder filament from igus. Due […]

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New igus SLS material for electrostatically conductive wear-resistant parts from the 3D printer

Published on: 20/05/2021

Lubrication-free tribo-polymer iglidur I8-ESD enables the cost-effective manufacture of durable special parts with no minimum order quantity For safe and reliable production in the electronics and semiconductor industry, components are required that have electrostatically conductive properties. This is because even a small electric shock can destroy expensive production lines. igus has now developed a new […]

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Maintenance-free 3D printed grippers transform packaging machine effectiveness

Published on: 16/03/2021

3D printed plastic grippers save packaging manufacturers 85 per cent on costs and 70 per cent on time. Animals and birds can adjust the power and position of their grip in many ways to suit their needs. Industrial applications tend to be binary in comparison; mechanical grippers used for attaching lids to jars, for example, […]

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Meet igus Product Manager Dean Aylott

Published on: 19/01/2021

Product Manager, Dean Aylott igus UK recently celebrated 10 years with the company and to commemorate this milestone, he took to the HotSeat with PlastikCity, the dedicated procurement portal for the UK & IE plastics sector … Q: What trends do you think will shape the future of UK plastics?  How will igus respond? Prior […]

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Additive manufacturing meets Industry 4.0: igus makes 3D printed tribo-components intelligent

Published on: 24/11/2020

Printed components made intelligent – this is the latest product development from motion plastics experts igus. In this world first, igus can integrated sensors into its printed motion plastics components to predict maintenance requirements and avoid downtime. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed a special feature; sensors are directly printed into […]

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3D printing workshop – choose your timeslot

Published on: 20/10/2020

UK engineers set to join global 3D printing workshop Engineers across the UK are set to join an online workshop this month – to discuss and learn more about the 3D printing of plastic gears. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has organised the event on Wednesday 28th October – for engineers across […]

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Stereo instead of mono: igus gives customers complete design freedom with 2-component 3D printing

Published on: 07/10/2020

Two filaments can be joined together in a single production step to form a lubrication-free and robust component. Prototypes, spare parts, tools and low volume production: 3D printers from plastics specialist igus are now producing components with different filament materials. Specialised material properties can be easily combined in this 2-component 3D printing. For example, components […]

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igus 3D printing service: low-wear polymer parts in 5 days!

Published on: 18/08/2020

18th August, 2020 Production-ready, long-lasting special parts from a 3D printer, increase design freedom in the automotive industry Additive manufacturing gives designers new freedom and flexibility in the design of special solutions, including the development of efficient vehicle components. If lightweight and durable wear-resistant parts are required, igus offers a solution from their 3D printing […]

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