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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

Messe Stutgart, Germany

28/03/2017 - 30/03/2017

As the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)


The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)

PPMA 2017 Show

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? VisitAre you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so (more)

Speedicut rapid machining from igus now even more versatile

Speedicut rapid machining from igus now even more versatile
Following the launch of its speedicut rapid machining service two years' ago, polymer specialist igus has now made the service even more varied. With a wide range of tribo-polymer materials and more sizes available, including stock sheet in various thicknesses, custom designed components can be manufactured and delivered within 24 hours.  

"As there are no minimum order quantities, speedicut is a cost-effective and easy way of producing custom-designed complex one-offs, prototypes and low volume parts quickly," says Rob Dumayne, director at igus. "As speedicut is a machining process, there is no tooling set up cost, which makes it extremely economical for low volume manufacturing. 

The iglidur tribo-polymer materials used are self-lubricating and maintenance free with inherently low coefficient of friction, ensuring excellent performance and reliability over a long service period.  In addition, the unique life calculation programs offered by igus can be used to optimise material selection. 

Engineers simply submit their design, which can be a 2D or 3D CAD drawing, to igus. igus then sends the engineer a quotation within 24 hours, included within this quotation is the price and most suitable iglidur material, the advanced speedicut machining cell can then produce parts and deliver in the lead time selected, with options ranging from one to 10 days for up to 100 pieces

"When a 2D drawing is submitted, speedicut uses the tolerances quoted on the drawing - any differences would be mentioned on the quotation," adds Rob. "If a 3D model is submitted, the expected tolerance for a dimension on a well-designed part is +/- 0.04mm."

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