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Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five

Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five
A decisive step has been taken by igus towards the fire protection in car interior applications with the 3D print material iglidur I3. Not only is the material extremely wear-resistant and therefore an all-rounder for all types of wear resistant parts, it also meets the requirements for the FMVSS 302 fire test. In the tests, the measured calorific value is approximately five times lower than the maximum permitted limit.
30th January 2019

Lightweight victory with plastic bearings in racing

Lightweight victory with plastic bearings in racing
Two-wheel motorsport has a whole range of different vehicle classes; down to single-cylinder machines. The limited engine power of these bikes is not a disadvantage, if the weight - namely, the mass to be accelerated - is also reduced considerably. Here, plastic bearings make an important contribution.
28th January 2019

3D printed triboplastics replace metallic parts in electric bike

3D printed triboplastics replace metallic parts in electric bike
Bicycles have experienced a boom in development lately and most recently, electrification has contributed significantly to this trend. According to the German bicycle industry association ‘Zweirad-Industrie-Verband’ (ZIV) sales of e-bike in the country increased by 19% last year to a total of 720,000 units. In 2016, 605,000 were sold, making this an increase of 13%.
10th July 2018


Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod

Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod
Working on the Hyperloop technology, a team from the University of Edinburgh are receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. HypED is a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and others (including members of the Business School, the College of Art and the School of Informatics) at the university, working on a concept and prototype for a Hyperloop pod, as well as a business case for Hyperloop in the UK.
19th December 2017

Plastic bearings are essential for experimental race motorcycle

Plastic bearings are essential for experimental race motorcycle
The world’s first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle was introduced back in 1999, the Yamaha YZF-R6 which produced over 100 horsepower in stock form. Since then, Yamaha has incorporated a number of upgrades to improve speed and engine performance. The R6 engine has also been used in the nationwide Formula Student race series, where university students design and build single seat racing cars that are then raced at the iconic Silverstone circuit.
3rd March 2017

Ten thousandth readycable order from robotics company

Ten thousandth readycable order from robotics company
Robotic welding systems have been widely used in large scale automated manufacturing facilities, particularly in the automotive industry, for a number of years. Faced with cost-down pressures from their customers, small metalworking job shops are now starting to consider implementing automation.
20th July 2016

Cardiff University utilises igus bearings for a smoother season

Cardiff University utilises igus bearings for a smoother season
  The challenge? To design, develop, build and market a single seater racing car for the IMechE’s annual Formula Student competition.
27th June 2016

Tribo-tape is wear resistance & maintenance free

Tribo-tape is wear resistance & maintenance free
igus has launched the B160, a recent black option of its iglidur tribo-tape. Where a standard bearing solution won’t suffice, the B160 has proved an excellent alternative across many automotive applications. The iglidur tribo-tape offers a low friction and noise dampening properties and will eliminate rattles and squeaks wherever there is a metal to metal or plastic contact; typical examples include leaf springs, steering columns, seating, window mechanisms and arm rests.
5th October 2015

UH Racing car made to be its lightest yet

UH Racing car made to be its lightest yet
When a team of students from the University of Hertfordshire was tasked to make this year’s UH Racing car much lighter than in previous years, at first, the assignment seemed daunting for the students. Fortunately, igus, one of the team’s sponsors, was more than happy to pitch in, explaining the features and benefits of using complex technical polymer and ultralight metal components in place of the more traditional steel ones.
14th July 2015

Self-lubricating bearings driven around the world

Self-lubricating bearings driven around the world
To celebrate 30 years of iglidur materials and the 50th birthday of the company, igus has retrofitted a car’s conventional bearings with iglidur plain bearings and circumnavigated the globe, demonstrating the durable and robust nature of iglidur materials in some harsh environments, from dirt tracks to wet and humid locations.
20th November 2014


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