Materials and Fastening

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Vibration resistance with range of washers

Vibration resistance with range of washers
The team working at Challenge Europe are experts at exploiting the adaptability of simple, rugged threaded fasteners, and it is this adaptability which brings engineers to their use. Simple to use and to provide with vibration resistance, improved sealing, load spreading or good looks by combining with a range of washer accessories to enhance the performance of the basic fastener.
27th February 2019

Sanitary seals excel in food and pharmaceutical applications

Sanitary seals excel in food and pharmaceutical applications
The DuPont Kalrez LS390 series of perfluoroelastomer sanitary seals have been designed specifically for use in sectors that include life science, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. Class-leading Kalrez LS390 provides longer seal life and tighter sealing, which improves productivity and process optimisation.
19th February 2019

Wear-resistant plate stock strips provide geometric design options

Wear-resistant plate stock strips provide geometric design options
Five high-performance wear- and abrasion-resistant plastics as plate stock strips are now offered through igus. In addition to the classic iglidur W300 and the cost-effective J4, the FDA-compliant iglidur A500 material as well as the high-temperature endurance runner C500 and iglidur J350, the specialist for temperatures up to 180°C, complete the range. All sliding plates are available from igus, 15mm thick and 160mm wide.
5th February 2019


Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five

Exceeding US vehicle fire safety standards by a factor of five
A decisive step has been taken by igus towards the fire protection in car interior applications with the 3D print material iglidur I3. Not only is the material extremely wear-resistant and therefore an all-rounder for all types of wear resistant parts, it also meets the requirements for the FMVSS 302 fire test. In the tests, the measured calorific value is approximately five times lower than the maximum permitted limit.
30th January 2019

Classic 4x4 fixed as part of initiation into the plastic bearing business

Classic 4x4 fixed as part of initiation into the plastic bearing business
As part of the training programme for all new sales recruits at igus, managing director Matthew Aldridge sets a project. The task is to solve an engineering problem using igus products. For new starter Darren Lane, the challenge was to come up with a way of stopping a classic 1962 Land Rover Series IIA throttle ball joint from detaching while accelerating.
29th January 2019

Remove frustration from fastening lightweight composites

Remove frustration from fastening lightweight composites
It has been announced that bigHead is launching its latest product, Lean Bonding, at this year’s JEC World in Paris in March. “After several years in development, we are very excited to be releasing this major innovation onto the market.” commented bigHead’s MD, Matthew Stevens. “Lean Bonding will remove many of the frustrations and difficulties in fastening lightweight composites and thin metals.” 
29th January 2019

Threaded fasteners in thin walled sections

Threaded fasteners in thin walled sections
Ex-stock rivet nuts and rivet bushes from Challenge Europe are frequently used in fixing solutions by providing female threads in thin walled sections. Sheet materials are commonly difficult to integrate with more rugged bulky components since provision of solid fixing in thin sheet is often a problem – however it is a problem easily resolved with rivet nuts which compress onto the sheet, or by rivet bushes which are pressed into it.
28th January 2019

New tribo-polymer material designed for clip and flanged bearings

New tribo-polymer material designed for clip and flanged bearings
Introducing a new tribo-polymer developed especially for clip and flanged bearings typically used in sheet metal feedthroughs, igus has released the new iglidur K230 material. Here high edge loads are common and typical applications are usually in extreme environments. The wear-resistant iglidur K230 material meets all these requirements – it is highly elastic, chemical resistant and withstands moisture.
28th January 2019

How to select the correct fastener?

How to select the correct fastener?
Fastener types and applications are the foci of two new guides from fast delivery catalogue company Essentra Components, they are aimed at engineers and buyers researching new fastener supplies and looking to benefit from Essentra Components’ in-depth understanding of these products.
28th January 2019

On the look out for spectacular plastic plain bearing applications

On the look out for spectacular plastic plain bearing applications
What do an exoskeleton, an articulated robotic arm and a research project on space debris have in common? Plastic plain bearings are used in all these applications and they were chosen as the three winning applications at the last manus award - which is initiated every two years by igus. Now the starting whistle has been blown – manus award 2019 is now open for entries.
28th January 2019


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