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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)

Smart plastics from Igus on show at Northern Manufacturing

Smart plastics from Igus on show at Northern Manufacturing

Motion plastics specialist Igus will be showcasing a range of its latest automation solutions in line with industry 4.0 at this year’s Northern Manufacturing and Electronics event. Visitors to the Igus stand will see demonstrations of the new Igus smart plastics that help enable machine and system builders open the door to Industry 4.0. The chainflex cable, energy chain and linear bearing products within the smart plastics range have embedded intelligence via the use of innovative sensing, monitoring and communication technologies. Using smart plastics, engineers can increase plant reliability, minimise downtime and reduce costs through condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.

Another new introduction to be demonstrated is the Igus online 3D printing service for wear-resistant prototypes and special parts supplied quickly and easily. Engineers simply upload their STL file onto the online configurator, check the component in the 360-degree view and specify measurements. Once the specific tribofilament is chosen, the parts can be ordered for printing and dispatch within 24-hours.

Also on display will be Igus stock materials – in bar and plate form – for machining into prototypes, test specimens and low volume parts. Offering the same qualities and properties as iglidur bearings, these materials are self-lubricated and maintenance free, as well as resistant to dust and dirt.

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