White Papers

In-depth technical papers written with the engineer in mind. Including data direct from the igus® test lab

  • 3D Printing Whitepaper

    3D Printing Whitepaper

    Read this whitepaper comparing the wear rates of 3D printed components vs. injection molded components

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  • Robotic Cable Management Made Easy

    Robotic Cable Management Made Easy

    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!

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  • Smart Plastics Whitepaper

    Smart Plastics Whitepaper

    Read this whitepaper to learn about how smart plastics can decrease plant downtime while ensuring process conformity through industrial IOT

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  • Plastic Bearings Tolerance Whitepaper

    Plastic Bearings Tolerance Whitepaper

    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!

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  • CE White Paper

    CE White Paper

    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

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  • Cleanroom Whitepaper

    Cleanroom Whitepaper

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  • Breaking the (Injection) Mold

    Breaking the (Injection) Mold

    This white paper details a new plastic material solution that allows engineers and product developers to print parts with wear rates comparable to certain injection-molded components.

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  • e-spool: The next generation of the cable reel

    e-spool: The next generation of the cable reel

    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

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  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    The ACME Lead Screw System

    One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. The system has a

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  • Reducing vibration of cable carriers

    Reducing vibration of cable carriers

    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

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  • Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Explore different processes of surface treating shaft materials and examine the effects on wear behavior of plain bearings i agriculture applications.

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  • Ready to replace your older PTFE lined bearings?

    Ready to replace your older PTFE lined bearings?

    Compare how drylin® performs compared to bearings which use a PTFE-based, bonded liner, in both wear and friction testing.

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  • White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    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.

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  • Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    In this white paper, uncover common misconceptions and learn the true reliability of tribologically-optimized plastic bearings.

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  • The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management

    The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management

    This white paper centers on designing cable management systems for six-axis robots in three separate sections, and optimizing cable management for robotic applications.

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