igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced it has been named a strategic technology partner of the Smart Factory Institute in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The first of its kind in the United States, the Smart Factory Institute is part of a network of international academies operated by the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy in Hanover, Germany, a joint project between Deutsche Messe and the Volkswagen Group Academy. Year-round, the Smart Factory Institute will provide leading-edge remote and online training. Smart Factory Institute Strategic Partners help manufacturers around the world boost productivity by promoting ideas and solutions in the fields of automation, robotics, and Industry 4.0.
igus, the Smart Factor Institute’s newest technology partner, develops advanced polymer materials used in a wide range of applications. These self-lubricating and maintenance-free plastics improve technology and reduce costs wherever things move. With constant advancement and technological breakthroughs, igus is continually expanding the range of its materials for use in predictive maintenance, smart plastics, automation, robotics, and Smart Factory solutions.
“At igus, our mission is to ‘improve what moves’,” said Artur Peplinski, international CEO at igus, Inc. “The Smart Factory Institute is exactly the right venue to showcase our innovative motion plastics.”
As a Strategic Partner, igus engineered plastics and solutions will be on display year-round in the Smart Factory Institute’s Chattanooga exhibition space. The igus exhibit will provide manufacturers and designers an opportunity to test new ideas and design concepts. Additionally, igus will participate in both face-to-face and online events in Chattanooga.
“Our goal is to spark the imagination by bringing igus innovations in motion plastics closer to manufacturers,” said Sebastian Bloechl, head of Automotive dry-tech North America at igus, Inc. “At igus, we partner with engineers and manufacturers before and during the design process to help them apply our technology in new and innovative ways that will greatly improve their designs and processes.”
The next Smart Factory Institute event will be on April 7, 2022.
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