Issue 06/2021

Editor Matthew Aldridge writes:

Over the last year we have all had to get used to working on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and this way of life is certainly here to stay! One great feature in Teams is the chat function, and my dear newsletter readers, you are most welcome to chat with me. I will be taking a summer break from writing the editorial in these newsletters, but my message to you remains the same: if you have moving parts on your machine, then it is likely that we can save you time and money. My offer of samples still stands, so contact me with the details of your requirements and, I promise I will give it my urgent attention. This applies to bearings, linear guides, cable chains and flexible cables, the samples are free and you could save a lot of money. You can email me or use this link to contact me by Microsoft Teams chat; start a chat here

Stay safe and enjoy the summer, best regards,

Matthew Aldridge

Our customers are explorers

Virtual-real IMPS trade show as a playground for fans of technology and high-tech engineering

With a new visual look and having recently received the iF Design Award, the igus® motion plastics® show (IMPS) is made for you. And that is what we intended.

What’s new: simply save new products that have awakened your interest during your visit, and have the information relating to them sent to you later in the form of an individual PDF catalogue.

Enjoy reading and discovering all the news.

Tech up, cost down. It´s our job.

What IMPS can do

All 168 innovations from 2021 and an iF Design Award environment in an area of 400m²:


NEW: Bookmark function. Select and mark interesting products and have information on them sent to you digitally in the form of an individual PDF catalogue


If personally guided: real conversations, rotate products precisely and have them displayed to you as you wish

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If looking around on your own: everything can be clicked on for further videos, prices, etc

As always, you can explore the new products on your own without registering first, or you can have them shown to you personally by your personal igus® specialist during a guided tour.

3 of 168 motion plastics® innovations 2021


Configured in seconds, injection moulded in seven days
Customised injection-moulded plain bearings and thrust washers within seven days.
iglidur FastLine service


Reduce your assembly time by 40%. New universal interior separation system
40% less time needed for assembly compared to the E4.1 series. 10% less weight: material recesses reduce weight in line with high stability.
E4Q energy chain


Predictive maintenance – Linear carriage with wear measurement
Function check at the touch of a button directly on the linear carriage. The wear sensor  is integrated directly into the liner.
drylin W i.Sense linear carriage

IMPS – igus® motion plastics® show:
Click here to explore all the e-chain® news at the virtual-real trade show stand.
Click here to explore all the plain bearing news at the virtual-real trade show stand.

Interactive catalogue of new products

Browse through version 2.0

A new kind of digital catalogue. Much more information with a single click: white papers, online shop and websites with more details, videos or online configurators as well. 


Knowledge about new products 2021 in compact form


Our top news in 7 presentations

From 3D printing and cost-effective automation at a fixed price to the sustainability of plastics: the presentations created in the context of the Hannover Trade Show Digital Days are now available as video or compact white papers specially prepared for you. 

Click here to go to the various topics 


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