The igus® motion plastics blog

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  • 7 Benefits of Automation for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

    7 Benefits of Automation for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

    In this post, learn some of the major benefits behind implementing automation solutions for your medium or small business.

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  • Why A Plastics Manufacturer Designed A Metal Component

    Why A Plastics Manufacturer Designed A Metal Component

    In this post, read about our new metal rod ends, which feature all of the benefits offered by our traditional plastic rod ends, but with metal housing.

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  • FDA-Compliant Magnetic Plastics to Keep Food Safe During Manufacturing

    FDA-Compliant Magnetic Plastics to Keep Food Safe During Manufacturing

    Read this blog to learn why magnetic plastic materials are crucial for the food industry, and discover a self-lubricating, maintenance-free product that helps keep food safe from plastic fragments.

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  • How to Choose a Linear Actuator

    How to Choose a Linear Actuator

    In this post, read about the different types of linear actuators and how each one will work in regard to your machine or system.

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  • Hidden (And Some Not So Hidden) Ways Linear Plain Bearings Can Save Cost In The Long Run

    Hidden (And Some Not So Hidden) Ways Linear Plain Bearings Can Save Cost In The Long Run

    In this post, read about how you could save cost over time, while improving the performance of your machine, by switching to plastic linear bearings.

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  • Face Mask Vending Machines: Save Cost With The Right Robot

    Face Mask Vending Machines: Save Cost With The Right Robot

    Designing a vending machine that dispenses face masks? Read about the low-cost delta robot offered by igus®, which is ideal for pick & place systems.

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  • Cost-Effective & Grease-Free Water-Pump Bearings Exist!

    Cost-Effective & Grease-Free Water-Pump Bearings Exist!

    In this post, learn about all the advantages offered by switching to water pump bearings made from iglide® highly-engineered plastics.

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  • What Is iglide®? And, What Does It Do Better Than POM?

    What Is iglide®? And, What Does It Do Better Than POM?

    In this post, learn about how to look at the true cost of bearings and why comparing plastic materials can be a bit more complex than you might think.

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  • Fly Dry: Thermoplastic Bearings and Linear Slides Within Aircraft Interiors

    Fly Dry: Thermoplastic Bearings and Linear Slides Within Aircraft Interiors

    Read how grease-free plastic bearings & linear slides can not only improve your aircraft interiors, but also improve air travel for your customers.

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  • Everyone Can Save on Cable Costs. Here’s How

    Everyone Can Save on Cable Costs. Here’s How

    In this post, read about how a local car wash was able to save money & decrease downtimes by switching to chainflex® cables via our new Price Check system.

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  • On the Road Again: Thermoplastic Bearings & Linear Guides in the RV Industry

    On the Road Again: Thermoplastic Bearings & Linear Guides in the RV Industry

    In this post from Matt Mowry, read about how plastic linear bearings play a huge role RV systems & applications.

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  • Customer Stories: A New Era in Ocean Exploration

    Customer Stories: A New Era in Ocean Exploration

    As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. Read how chainflex cables helping!

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  • Q&A With Dave Spence: “It’s Aviation for the Automotive.”

    Q&A With Dave Spence: “It’s Aviation for the Automotive.”

    Read about igus® has supported the automotive industry for decades, supplying engineers with durable components, from Dave Spence, UK Automotive Manager.

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  • Customer Stories: New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

    Customer Stories: New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

    Learn about how a new device assists physical therapists and stroke patients in improving functionality in fast-growing medical concern. Learn how the designers were able to utilize drylin systems.

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  • Customer Stories: Engineering the fastest adaptive ski equipment with plastic bushings

    Customer Stories: Engineering the fastest adaptive ski equipment with plastic bushings

    Learn why and how monoskis were developed and how the technology continues to improve and provide a more exhilarating experience to those disabled and otherwise unable to ski.

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  • Customer Stories: Shining a Light on Mobile Device Virus Control Using drylin® Linear Slides

    Customer Stories: Shining a Light on Mobile Device Virus Control Using drylin® Linear Slides

    As healthcare facilities rely more on mobile devices and COVID-19 has the chance to spread rapidly through healthcare facilities, hospitals are looking for new way to ensure mobile device sterility.

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  • The Hidden Costs of Bearing Systems & Assemblies

    The Hidden Costs of Bearing Systems & Assemblies

    Read about the hidden costs associated with parts that require lubrication, and how you can avoid them by using self-lubricating plastics.

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  • Axial Bearings: 2 Cost-Effective Alternatives

    Axial Bearings: 2 Cost-Effective Alternatives

    Designing a machine or system that requires bearings with axial support? Learn about these incredible cost-saving alternatives you may not have known about.

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  • The Unnecessary Plastic Pollution—How Can We Play a Part?

    The Unnecessary Plastic Pollution—How Can We Play a Part?

    Read about how igus® has invested in Mura Technology's recycling programs to provide customers with a sustainable way to dispose of their old plastic parts.

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  • Adapting to a Socially-Distant World Without Trade Shows

    Adapting to a Socially-Distant World Without Trade Shows

    With tradeshows being unavailable for most of the world, read about how igus® is working to bring you our upcoming products in the comfort of your home!

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