The winner of the 8th manus® competition for plastic plain bearing applications was announced by igus® on 26th April 2017 at the Hannover Messe. 541 entries from 35 countries participated in it with their applications. They have competed for the gold, the silver and the bronze manus®.
The Silver manus® 2017: this gripper arm can dive and be applied under water to a depth of 500 metres.
At the Hannover Messe, the winners of manus® 2017 were honoured and received the manus® award by igus® CEO Frank Blase (rightmost), Gerhard Baus, Authorized officer polymer bearings, (4th from left) and Tobias Vogel, Head of Business Division iglidur® bearings and drylin® linear technology (leftmost). The golden manus® was won by the company Pathway in cooperation with Levitate Technologies from the USA. The Silver manus® was presented to the company Ocean Innovation System from France,The Bronze manus® 2017 was presented to the student project UB-SPACE from Bremen.