igus recently offered a solution for wear-resistant special parts via the speedigus production service. Also, in order to be able to supply and always install the right plain bearing solution, the company keeps more than 12,000 different iglidur plain bearing types made of tribo-polymers in stock. But sometimes, customers demand plastic components which are not in the catalogue, so the company has to manufacture customised parts using various methods. The type of production is determined according to the required quantities. For large volumes starting at 500 pieces, the in-house tool manufacturer constructs application-related moulds made of steel, which are then used in the injection moulding machines, while speedigus is used for small batches up to 500 pieces or prototypes. The speedigus services are divided into the speedimold, speedicut and speedifit divisions and the 3D printing service - according to the method that is most suitable for the respective application.
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