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Is it about wear resistant Tribo polymers have users at Igus the agony of choice. For small series or series production in Injection, a prototype from the 3D printer or Semis the plastic specialist now has one Offline configurator for his 39 iglidur Standard materials developed: With templates, the user can determine the suitable material. An Iglidur expert system is also available for the selection and calculation of the service life.
"With the help of the sample box, users can quickly and easily find the right Iglidur plain bearing material for their individual application," explains Stefan Loockmann-Rittich, head of the Iglidur plain bearing division at Igus GmbH. But how does an offline configurator work?
The user places different templates over the multitude of materials. For example, if he is looking for a plain bearing with high temperature resistance, he places the corresponding template over the bushings and filters the materials. Other properties such as high loads, dirty environments or chemical resistance can also be placed over the plain bearings using templates. Finally, there is an appropriate selection that at best fits the desired applications.
Iglidur from the sample box
The Motion Plastics specialist has been presenting the offline concept as a dry-tech sample box since 2013. In the compact new variant, users can now see directly which materials are available for free design as semi-finished products.
The 3D printing service and the 3D printing material from Igus for the production of prototypes and small series are also included in the sample box. "We have limited the Iglidur materials in the new configurator to 39 of the 57 materials available. The box thus contains the materials that are used in most plain bearing applications, ”says Mr. Loockmann-Rittich.
"In discussions with users and interested parties, we have only received positive feedback on the handy box so far. The configurator can be consulted at any time.
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