The Engineer's Toolbox
In-depth technical papers written with the engineer in mind. Including data direct from the igus® test lab
Read this white paper to learn more about the RBTX robotics marketplace!
Read this whitepaper comparing the wear rates of 3D printed components vs. injection molded components
Read this whitepaper to lean how to effectively organize cables and hoses for multi-axis robots, industrial robots with retraction systems, collaborative robots (cobots) and more!
Read this whitepaper to learn about how smart plastics can decrease plant downtime while ensuring process conformity through industrial IOT
Read this whitepaper to learn everything you'll need to know about our iglide® plain plastic bearings in regards to tolerance, assembly, measurement and more!
Read this whitepaper to learn about the CE certification in commerce in the European Economic area and in global exports and how it relates to our chainflex® flexible cables
The igus® e-spool is an alternative to traditional cable reels, which are used to guide cables and hoses in confined spaces. The e-spool system can guide several cables or media lines, including power
One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. The system has a
In a wide range of applications customers are demanding increased accuracy and precision from their production equipment. In industries including printer design, semiconductor manufacturing, and machi
Explore different processes of surface treating shaft materials and examine the effects on wear behavior of plain bearings i agriculture applications.
Compare how drylin® performs compared to bearings which use a PTFE-based, bonded liner, in both wear and friction testing.
This white paper explains how much it actually costs to lubricate a ball bearing and the cost saving benefits of switching to a self-lubricating plastic bearing.
In this white paper, uncover common misconceptions and learn the true reliability of tribologically-optimized plastic bearings.
This white paper centers on designing cable management systems for six-axis robots in three separate sections, and optimizing cable management for robotic applications.