igus (East Providences, R.I.) has announced that it is offering its high-performance plastics as bar stock to design, maintenance and mechanical engineers. The range of available bar stock now includes the proprietary polymers iglide A350 and iglide J350. The former is suitable for medium-to-high loads and temperatures up to 356°F, and also conforms to FDA guidelines, including the ability to withstand acidic environments, which means it can be used in the food manufacturing industry. The iglide J350 is better for rotational applications and is low-friction. The company says high loads, shocks and impacts are not an issue for the plastic, and that it is also able withstand temperatures up to 356°F. Now, bar stock is available in eight different lubrication- and maintenance-free plastics.
The company is now offering user-defined injection molded parts in less than 24 hours. There are no minimum order quantities, which means the Speedigus process is ideal for prototype. Customers only need to deliver a 3D CAD file and specify the desired number of piece. Currently Speedigus parts can be made of iglide G, J, L280, T500, M250, P, A180 and H2 as well as igumid G, the igus Energy Chain® material.
Learn more at www.igus.com.