igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced it has expanded its in-house toolmaking department to include new geometries and new materials to its FastLine service.
With the igus FastLine service, customers can receive self-lubricating polymer components in special dimensions within 10-12 business days. Customers can select from various types of designs and materials and tailor the dimensions specifically to meet their application requirements.
In addition to sleeve and flange bearings, thrust washers, and piston rings, the igus FastLine service now includes double flange clip bearings and conveyor rollers. These custom-made, injection-molded parts are now available in 28 iglide® materials.
New FastLine materials
iglide A250 | wear-resistant guiding for the food industry
Specifically developed for conveyor rollers for the food industry, iglide A250 conforms to FDA and EU10/2011 requirements, is wear-resistant, and can withstand speeds of up to 1m/s.
iglide AX500 | food-grade material for the high-temperature range
The iglide AX500 material is resistant to friction, heat, and electrostatic charges and can be used in contact with food products.
“We have found that our FastLine service is helping engineers meet the demands they face by providing production parts that will be used in their machinery in 10-12 days,” said Nicole Lang, Product Manager at igus. “By increasing available geometries and materials, we continue to fill the requirements for a wide variety of application areas.”
To learn more about the igus FastLine Service, click here: www.igus.com/info/fastline-service
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