igus® has developed innovative polymer materials to manufacture products that provide maintenance-free solutions and exceed customers’ expectations while delivering fast, accurate service.
Günter Blase began igus AG in 1964 within a double garage in Cologne, Germany. For the first twenty years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983, Frank Blase established reinforced plastic energy chain systems and injection-molded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through the belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable polymer components and assemblies.
Between 1985 and 2022, igus has grown from just forty employees to more than four thousand between its head office in Germany and thirty-five subsidiary companies around the world. igus also has representative partners in more than 35 other countries. The company said it will continue to invest in expansion throughout the coming years thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.
History of 3D Printing
While there’s been a recent boom in the popularity of 3D printing over the last decade, it’s actually been around for over 35 years. The technology started as an extremely expensive, niche method of manufacturing that held few advantages over more traditional methods, and over the course...
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