Motion plastics specialist igus has expanded their range
of bar stocks to enable even more efficient and economical production. Users
can now order industrial profiles designed to individual specifications made
from the proven iglidur materials. This will help them save costs for machining
and material when extruding the final form.
In plastics processing, the production of components
by injection moulding, especially for plain bearings, is not calculated by
quantity. For this reason, igus has been offering its iglidur materials as bar
stock for mechanical finishing for several years. Customers can now benefit
from even more freedom in design with the lowest possible costs by obtaining
extruded profiles made of iglidur materials.
A wide variety of profile geometries can be
implemented using iglidur materials according to customer requirements. Customers
receive their plastic solutions directly in the desired form, minimising the
need for processing, thereby saving time and money. Profile geometry examples
include U-shaped, square, half-shells or tubes. These are used as sliding
rails, guide rails or wear profiles in a wide variety of industries from machine
and plant engineering, to food and beverage, and even the textile industry.
All iglidur bar stocks – round bars, plate materials
or profiles – are made of iglidur plastics for movement, which are optimised
for friction and wear, and extensively tested in the igus laboratory. The bar
stocks are maintenance-free since they do not have to be lubricated.