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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

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

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)

16/05/2018

Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

igus plastics in 3D printers

igus plastics in 3D printers
Designers of 3D printers are increasingly turning to plastics expert igus for linear bearings, lead screw units, plain bearings, energy chains and flexible cables in order to provide self-lubricating, abrasion and wear resistant components for the latest 3D printers.

Many digital printing machines now integrate drylin linear bearing and drive technology from igus. In addition, e-chains and chainflex cables are used to supply reliable moving power and data.

Smooth and quiet operation can be enhanced further by using igus plastic ball bearings; this is especially highlighted when compared to metallic or ceramic bearings

Using plastic components, as opposed to metallic ones, also helps ensure a versatile and relatively light-weight printer, which can be built at a fraction of the price and in a fraction of the time. The flexible design options available by using plastic components from igus also allow for printers to be incorporated into even the most compact of spaces.
 

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