igus will be showcasing a range of its new tribopolymer materials for the plastics design and moulding industry at this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) event, taking place in Telford on 16–17 June.
Visitors to the igus stand will be able to see tribo-tape; made of a tribologically optimised material that exhibits low friction and excellent wear resistance, it can be applied onto any working surface to improve sliding properties and features maintenance free characteristics. tribo-tape is available in two materials: food-grade iglidur A160, which is coloured blue for easy identification, and iglidur V400, which is very resistant to wear, even at temperatures up to 200degC.
Another new introduction being showcased on the igus stand is a tribo-filament for 3D printers. The material has been developed specifically for engineers who wish to create structurally robust prototypes or small batch components for test in real-world applications. The filament, which is compatible with conventional ABS 3D printers that use the FDM method, is available in two materials: the wear-resistant iglidur I170-PF and the flexible iglidur I180-PF.
Also on display will be igus high-performance plastic e-chains that are resistant to corrosion and impact and yet are light in weight. Available in a wide selection of designs and sizes, e-chains are made of tribopolymers that offer high UV, temperature and precipitation stability, over very long working lives. They are also available in materials optimised for specific use, such as in ESD/ATEX environments, detectable and FDA materials for food, packaging, and medical applications.
In addition to the above, igus will also be exhibiting a comprehensive range of plain bearings, ball bearings, cable management systems and continuous flex cables, as well as linear systems that can be used to help designers to optimise production processes and reduce costs.
igus will be on Stand C028, Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM), Telford International Centre, Telford, 16–17 June, 2015. To arrange an appointment, please email or to register for the Plastics Design & Moulding event, please visit bit.ly/1JxrHIQ.