Lean and just in time (JIT) manufacturing are two concepts which were established for the benefit of manufacturing companies whose everyday processes were being actively detrimental to the development of their companies.
Polymer or plastic gears are fast becoming the new way of manufacturing gears. There are many positive attributes to using plastic gears such as cost saving, weight reduction and noise reduction. More and more industries are using them, are you?
The igus® module connect has been developed to be the next level of plug and play solutions. Offering a highly flexible housing that allows multiple inserts covering power, signal, data and pneumatic connections in one module.
You need cables for nearly everything it seems. And what is really annoying is when you only need one metre of cable and the supplier has a minimum order or charges you for cutting that metre off a reel. At igus® we want customers to have the choice of how much they want, rather than feel pressured into what they have to have. So no packaging costs, no cutting costs and no minimum order for any of our chainflex® cables.
Finding out that a part no longer exists and is an obsolete part can be infuriating and expensive. Luckily, with new technologies, it is becoming easier to remake parts, saving your machines from being thrown onto the scrap heat and ensuring that they can keep going for many more years. Find out how here at igus® we are helping with the fight to keep older machines alive.
There is always the discussion between which is best, CNC machining parts or 3d printing and to be honest, there are pro’s and con’s for both method. This blog explores each method and why both methods of manufacturing are important.
Do you know what a heat recovery system is? If you don’t, you should definitely read this blog! At igus®, we are investing in innovative sustainable technology and this is just one of the areas that is running successfully in Cologne.