Video of the Week – igus plastics in 3D printers

Lightweight, versatile and easy to assemble 

Designers of 3D printers are increasingly turning to plastics expert igus forlinear 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.

Video of the Week – igus plastics in 3D printers

To find out more about the use of igus plastics in 3D printers, watch the 3D printing video here: www.igus.co.uk/igusPartsIn3DPrinting

 

 

Video of the Week – drylin Q20 linear guide is tough yet light

 

available in multiple options for flexible bearing design

Visit the igus website for more information: www.igus.co.uk

drylin Q20 linear construction kit is the latest torque resistant square linear guide from linear guides expert, igus. Available in a variety of mounting options and with adjustable bearing clearance, drylin Q20 offers designers and engineers a highly flexible solution.

To meet all igus’ customer needs, drylin Q20 comprises a carriage version for all unsupported solutions as well as models with or without manual clamp. In addition, fastening slot nuts are only one of the many mounting options offered by drylin Q20, which can also be combined with all 20/20 aluminium construction profiles.

Due to its hollow chamber design, the drylin Q20linear construction kit’s rugged hard-anodised aluminium profile is light-weight, self-lubricating and thus ideal for carrying supply cables.

To find out more about drylin Q20 linear construction kit, please watch this video: www.igus.co.uk/DrylinQ

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