What started in 1964 with an injection moulding machine in a Cologne backyard, has 50 years later long since developed into a specialist for motion plastics® with a global footprint. Today, igus® is the world-market leader for plain bearings and energy chains made from tribo-optimised plastics, operating its own branch offices in 35 countries.
The Blase family in front of the garage where the igus® story began
The flexible igus® factory in Cologne - by Nicholas Grimshaw
igus® demonstrates the performance capabilities of tribo-optimised plastics with its "iglidur® on tour" trip around the world. A compact car with 56 plain bearings on board is stepping up to the challenge and shows customers world-wide the options with motion plastics®…
During its anniversary year, igus® again demonstrates its innovation capabilities. With the world's first tribo filament for 3D printers, the particularly affordable and flexible robot robolink® D, or the readychain® speed clip-on chain…
Novelty tour with Artur Peplinski, Head of International Group Development & Marketing
Modern polymer energy supply chains are the umbilical cord of mechanical engineering and automation The vector award would like to distinguish daring applications in energy supply. These can be implemented with versatile energy chains and cables.
The competition recognises bold applications with plastic plain bearings that stand out based on their technical and economic efficiency and creativity. manus® symbolizes the courage and drive to explore new ways in bearing technology.