24hr rapid machining service launched by igus

For custom-designed, one-off and low run components and parts, sourcing a manufacturer can often be a costly process; now a leading UK-based polymer specialist has come up with an innovative solution to the problem
 Igus uses its own highly durable, reliable polymers

Igus’ ‘Speedicut’ is a state-of-the-art rapid machining service, capable of manufacturing and delivering custom-designed components within 24 hours. With no minimum orders, the service is a cost-effective, efficient way of producing one-offs, prototypes and low volume quantities suitable for a variety of applications including medical technology, custom machine fabrication, equipment maintenance and plant engineering.

Engineers can easily share their designs, such as a 2D or 3D CAD, via email or through the igus website, specifying material and requirements, i.e. temperature or chemical resistance, with Speedicut producing a fast quotation by utilising 2D or 3D models.

Rather than using traditional prototyping materials, chosen for ease of manufacture rather than longevity, Speedicut and Speedigus use igus’ own polymers which have designed for durability, resulting in a lubricant and maintenance-free product capable of delivering reliable high-performance.

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Director at igus UK, Matthew Aldridge said of the new service:

“Speedicut is an exciting new machine service which has been introduced to complement our Speedigus rapid tooling system, for parts that are more suited to machining than moulding. For very low quantities it makes economic sense to machine parts in preference to moulding, and using our standard igus stock bar materials, along with a hi-tech machining cell, custom-designed complex parts can be produced very quickly.”  

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