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From the customer's request to the product

Compared to metal, plastic is a very young material. Metals have been used by human beings for over 8,000 years. Experience in metalworking has been passed on from generation to generation. When it comes to moving components, metal is considered to be the safe choice and lubrication and greasing of the components is accepted

But what if materials for moving components ...
... do not require lubrication and greasing?
... are up to 70% lighter?
... work without problems in dirt, chemicals, water?
... do not rust and squeak?
... have a predictable life span and are safe to use?

"I need to completely understand where the difficulty lies"

"I love solving problems. I am really pleased if one of our customers can be made happy as a result. Of course, this is only successful if I work very closely with the customer. I need to completely understand where the difficulty lies in order to find an individual solution. Occasionally, such solutions for individuals result in innovations that we add to our catalogue product range. Our customers therefore rely on our team as a driving force in the area of research and development. "
Stefan Niermann, Head of drylin Linear Technology

Stefan Niermann, Head of drylin Linear Technology

High-performance polymers for motion with a calculable service life

motion plastics products from igus

Our products have been developed for moving applications and extremely high loads. They include energy supply systems, cables, bearing technology, linear technology, bar stock, 3D printing filaments, and Low Cost Robotics and applications equipped with intelligent sensors:

  • Long service life
  • No additional lubrication necessary
  • Up to 70% lighter than metal products
  • Resistant to dirt, chemicals and corrosion
  • Insensitive to heat and cold
  • Self-monitoring and predictive
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Free online tools from igus®

We continuously refine our innovative online tools. Like our smart plastics, they combine research results from the test laboratory and application knowledge. This enables our customers to plan their projects progressively, transparently, and efficiently. 

  • Reliably calculating the service life of igus products
  • Configuring igus products
  • Simulating igus products
  • Finding suitable products
  • Making igus products intelligent

News 2021

Artur Peplinski presents the top innovations compactly in 7 minutes. Directly from the IMPS igus motion plastics show in Cologne.

Discover all novelties 2021 here

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