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Igus has developed the Young Engineers Support (YES) programme in order to share its extensive knowledge with engineering students and lecturers across various UK colleges and universities. The initiative aims to provide students and lecturers with free product samples and reference materials tailored to their needs — for lectures, presentations and projects — while offering them the opportunity for sponsorship and to talk to Igus’s specialists.

UBRacing is the latest student project to receive the support of the YES initiative. The team, which comprises mechanical engineering undergraduate students at the University Of Birmingham, will challenge universities from all over the world at Formula Student 2014, taking place at the Silverstone race track later this year.

Igus supported the project and provided UBRacing with free samples of lightweight, self-lubricating and easy-to-fit plastic bearings to fit in the steering rack of the racing car. In addition, Igus’s stock bar has allowed the young engineers from UBRacing to easily machine custom bearings to suit the car design.

YES offers resources including product samples, catalogues, flyers and free online tools such as CAD. The YES initiative also offers a comprehensive package of polymer plain bearings and energy chain systems with a range of material available for free download.

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Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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