The young engineers support (yes) is an initiative of igus® GmbH (Cologne). igus® is a researcher, developer and producer of high-performance polymer plain bearings and e-chain systems®. The company can look back on more than 50 years of company history. Worldwide, igus® has about 3,800 employees and 35 offices as well as 51 sales partners in more than 80 countries. Within the yes initiative, igus® supports pupil and student projects with free samples, sponsorships and consultations. For example, yes sponsors various Formula Student Teams in Germany and worldwide with its lightweight and lubrication-free plain bearing technology. yes offers pupil and student groups the possibility of visiting the production facility of the igus® factory in Cologne-Lind.
Linear axes for teaching
igus young engineers support provides the Hennef vocational college with a toothed belt axis, a lead screw module, and matching stepper motors and dryve D1 controllers.
The winner of the Low Cost Robotics Innovation Competition had an idea for a time-saving automation in 3D printing,
Robert Hofmann GmbH convinced the jury. The prize, a voucher for €3,000 for a robolink D robot arm by igus® is supposed to make this concept come true. The low-cost robot would be used in the company's training centre. This innovation is supposed to make the manual exchange of building panels in the company's own 3D printer unnecessary.
With robolink, yes supports young mechanical engineers.
At the University of Heidenheim, a team of six young mechanical engineering students built a robot as a project, which can assemble parts independently and reconstruct its own basic structure. The journey was the destination: within three months, the robot had to be developed, constructed and programmed by the team itself. A 5-axis articulated robot was chosen as it offers a wide range of applications due to its exchangeable end module.