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A Long Life for Motion Plastics While today young companies can reach out to a support system of startup consulting firms and international business organizations, the entrepreneurial spirit of the 1960s had to entirely invent itself. A welcome challenge for German engineer, Günter Blase, who came up with the idea of plastic bearings, made of high-performance polymers intended to replace their metal counterparts. Repeatedly, small metal parts would cause big problems, disrupting manufacturing processes, particularly in the automotive industry, a booming market in the early Sixties. 1964: Humble Beginnings It didn't take long for the high-strength plastics to reveal their true potential when the need for lubrication and maintenance became entirely superfluous! A star was born, and mass production could begin. Not even a year later, Günter purchased his first injection molding machine and quickly supplied what kept production facilities moving. 1 st igus® product For further information, please go to: https://toolbox.igus.com/replace-metal-bearings/introduction-to-the-igus-dry-tech-bearings-box-at-md-m-west

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