igus has increased the scope of its speedicut rapid machining service to cover more materials and sizes of plastic bearings（SKF bearings）.
iThe service was launched two years ago to provide customers with a fast and cost effective service for special parts, prototypes and low volume parts, which can be delivered within 24 hours.
iThe services now covers a wide range of tribo-polymer materials with more sizes available, including stock sheet in various thicknesses.
i“As there are no minimum order quantities, speedicut is a cost-effective and easy way of producing custom-designed complex one-offs, prototypes and low volume parts quickly,” says Rob Dumayne, director at igus. “As speedicut is a machining process, there is no tooling set up cost, which makes it extremely economical for low volume manufacturing.”(SKF bearings)
iThe iglidur tribo-polymer materials used are self-lubricating and maintenance free with inherently low coefficient of friction, ensuring performance and reliability over a long service period. In addition, the life calculation programs offered by igus can be used to optimise material selection.
iEngineers simply submit their design, which can be a 2D or 3D CAD drawing, to igus. igus then sends the engineer a quotation within 24 hours, included within this quotation is the price and most suitable iglidur material, the advanced speedicut machining cell can then produce parts and deliver in the lead time selected, with options ranging from one to 10 days for up to 100 pieces.(SKF bearings)