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iguverse - the industrial metaverse from igus

We bring sales and engineering into the virtual world

The iguverse is a virtual reality platform for sales and engineering in industry. The digital parallel universe from igus serves as a collaboration platform and offers you new, fascinating possibilities in product development and prototype production. This will enable you to implement machines and systems faster and more efficiently in future and save time, costs and resources in the development, optimisation and maintenance of products. Immerse yourself in the virtual sales and engineering world of the iguverse, which was honoured twice with the German Brand Award 2023 - in the category "Brand Communication, Digital Campaign" and as "Brand Experience of the Year".
German Brand Award Winner 2023: iguverse

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Experience the iguverse - with these videos and your personal tour

Simplify your engineering with the iguverse and develop your machines and systems in the virtual world using digital twins. Get started with the next generation of sales and engineering! The following two videos will give you an initial insight into this. Experience the iguverse live now and book an appointment for your tour through the igus metaverse.
Working in virtual reality on digital twins of machines, systems and products, e.g. in automotive production, in the oil and gas industry or with robots. From anywhere in the world, without travelling.
The iguverse can also be an approach with a lot of potential for future sales. For example, salespeople and customers could put on VR glasses during customer visits and immerse themselves in the iguverse.

Your advantages with the iguverse

The first customers are already in the iguverse and are benefiting from two key advantages. On the one hand, distance no longer plays a role, allowing members from all over the world to come together in the digital space, exchange ideas and work together collaboratively. On the other hand, projects become clearer and more tangible from day one. The iguverse also offers you these other advantages:
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  • A virtual project space that can be permanently saved and continued, which the entire project team can use spatially as the basis for their work
  • More safety through reduced risk
  • Repeatability
  • Faster integration into production environment
  • Optimised quality of systems and machines
  • Good data collection and analysis
  • Understanding of complex relationships and early testing
  • Faster realisation of the idea to the product
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  • Cost reduction through simulation
  • Time saving on site
  • Minimisation of downtime
  • Reduced risk of planning errors
  • Lowered travel expenses
  • Elimination of reduction of prototyping effort


  • When installing an igus e-loop on a drilling platform, important design changes ultimately meant that the product could not be installed as planned. If the construction and installation had been simulated in the iguverse, these difficulties with the mounting bracket and the cable guidance would have been recognised at an early stage and could have been solved more efficiently. The virtual world would have visualised problems and solutions immediately.


  • Reduction in travelling and travel times and therefore CO2
  • Conserves resources: no need for costly prototype production
  • Improves team flexibility and adaptability
  • Increase employee satisfaction
  • Improve team effectiveness

Next-level engineering: implement systems and machines faster and more efficiently in the future

The iguverse enables the next generation of engineering - simple, efficient and fast! A possible application scenario for virtual collaboration could look like this:
Engineer in prototype production

"As an engineer, I want to optimise our prototype production and make it more sustainable. I explore the iguverse, an engineering platform in the metaverse. With VR glasses, I enter the virtual reality of igus, work on projects digitally and network with colleagues to save time, costs and CO₂, in order to visualise problems clearly and work out solutions quickly. I find 3D models for my applications in the right machine and industry world. Together with igus experts, I develop prototypes and carry out feasibility studies. Augmented reality helps me identify design flaws at an early stage. This also saves time, travel cost and resources. Colleagues and machine users can exchange ideas in the iguverse, practise and support service technicians with repairs."

Working together today on tomorrow's vehicles and developing solutions

Automotive in the iguverse New opportunities in the automotive industry
Automotive in the iguverse Develop prototypes
Welding technology from Abicor Binzel Welding technology for vehicles from Abicor Binzel

Joint simulation of assembly processes on digital twins

Drilling rig in the iguverse Installation of the e-loop on a drilling rig
Milling machine from DMG Mori Digital twin of a milling machine from DMG Mori
Milling machine from DMG Mori Interior view of the milling machine

Further possible applications of the igus metaverse

In the iguverse, customers, engineers, project managers and decision-makers will come together in future as avatars in the digital space. There, you use collaborative engineering to implement entire projects, from the idea to the finished product. Faster and smoother than is possible in the physical world alone. 
  • Plan machines, systems and vehicles.
  • Find the right components quickly.
  • Develop products digitally with igus experts.
  • Get virtual assistance with repairs.
  • Train customers or employees in the use of machines thanks to digital twins.
  • Let 1:1 feasibility analyses with 3D models support you in product development.
  • Identify weak points at an early stage and optimise your design - without physical prototypes, only with virtual commissioning.
  • Present your company, your services or your products on our platform and save on your own metaverse developments.
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Four examples of collaborative engineering in the iguverse

The digital parallel universe from igus serves as a collaboration platform and enables industrial companies to utilise virtual reality (VR) immediately. Digital twins of all products are provided in the iguverse, which engineers, sales staff and customers can install directly in virtual engineering. Users then work together on machines, systems and vehicles - and do so much more effectively and quickly. Below we show you four of many examples of how the iguverse can help you in the real world. 

1. Control robots remotely

Collaborative engineering: controlling robots remotely
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  • Reduce hazards
  • Improve flexibility and adaptability
  • Increase employee satisfaction
  • Improve team effectiveness


  • Reduce travel time and CO₂
  • Reduce waste and errors

2. Simulate assembly and installation

Collaborative engineering: assembly and installation simulations
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  • Cost reduction through simulation
  • Time saving on site
  • More safety
  • Avoids errors
  • Repeatability
  • Good data collection and analysis


  • Reduce travel time and CO₂
  • Use resources in a more targeted manner

3. Develop products collaboratively

Collaborative engineering: collaborative product development
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  • Improve product quality
  • Accelerate product development
  • Improve innovation
  • Enhance flexibility
  • Improve risk management


  • More effective use of resources

4. Training, remote maintenance and virtual commissioning

Collaborative engineering: training, remote maintenance, virtual commissioning
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  • Time and cost savings
  • Increased availability
  • Increased safety


  • Improve resource use
  • Reduce environmental impact

References about the iguverse

iguverse with digital twins of lift systems and hydraulic garages from h+b technics

Jan Olfenbüttel, Head of Sales & Marketing at h+b technics

"Thanks to the digital twins of our lift systems and hydraulic garages in the iguverse, we can bring our products to life anytime, anywhere, and also show them in operation. This is hardly possible in real everyday life, e.g. at trade shows. At the same time, we even save costs. Instead of investing in expensive trade show models, we can easily and flexibly integrate new 3D models in virtual reality and thus show much more even without a large stand area."

Metaverse: my first experience with the iguverse

Angela Struck, freelance journalist developmentscout: "In addition to Siemens and Deutsche Bahn, the Cologne-based plastics specialist igus is also experimenting with the industrial metaverse. The resulting digital parallel universes could have a disruptive effect on sales, engineering and service, just like the introduction of assembly lines or robotics once did. I went straight into the iguverse and felt like the lead actress in James Cameron's not-yet-invented blockbuster 'Avatar Industry'."

Dina Reit, CEO of SK LASER, explores the iguverse

Dina Reit, Managing Director of SK LASER, Family Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

"We spent about an hour in the igus parallel universe, walked through cars with built-in energy chains and saw an energy chain in action on a virtual drilling platform. With our virtual hands, we were able to make the products larger and smaller and examine them in detail. igus is thus taking the first steps towards metaverse in mechanical and plant engineering, and this has great potential for product presentations."

Would you also like to gain experience with virtual reality? Optimise your own product development without having to invest in infrastructure?

We are opening up our iguverse as a collaboration platform for augmented reality (XR) to promote the development of top engineering with greater sustainability and drastically shorter development cycles. We are at your side as a development partner and will provide you with digital twins of all our products in the iguverse in future. You can use these directly in virtual engineering when you work together with your customers, partners and developers on your machines, systems and vehicles. Share resources and information and learn from each other. Utilise the possibilities of the virtual world to permanently improve your products with a small workforce and quickly adapt them to the needs of your customers.
Discover our iguverse. Experiment with the digital parallel universe and see the benefits for yourself. Don't lose touch with the future of engineering. Test the new possibilities of virtual commissioning, digital twins and much more now - without having to bear the high costs of a VR infrastructure yourself.
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iguverse: German Brand Award '23 winner

Where will we be working in future? Maybe just everywhere?

Digital parallel universes not only captivate millions of fans of computer games like Fortnite. The metaverse also has the potential to revolutionise how businesses and customers work together. It seems as if virtual reality is growing out of its niche existence among gamers. Is that just a short euphoric trend or does the virtual world have what it takes to conquer other areas, such as digital sales, as a modern and customer-oriented channel?

See for yourself and immerse yourself in the iguverse now! In the video we show you how to do this in three simple steps: prepare VR glasses, set up VR glasses, navigate in the iguverse.

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