Category: Blog Posts

space stations in space

Can igus polymers survive in outer space?

By Florian Schiller Outer space has always been a fascinating place that mankind has been exploring for many years. All the machines and materials used “up there” have to contend with extreme conditions. In...

robot transfer unit

What Is a 7th Axis for Robots?

One limiting factor of a four, five or six-axis robot is that it is stationary and typically bolted to the floor in a fixed position to work within a predefined workspace. However, adding a...

plastic bearings for car seating

Reducing car weight through seating adjustments

By Jared Worth Finding ways to reduce weight in automotive manufacturing is an ever-lasting battle. Reducing weight has all sorts of benefits for performance, such as faster acceleration, reduced braking time, better handling, increased...

underwater linear actuator

Making underwater welding safer with robotics

By Jared Worth Underwater welding is one of the most dangerous professions out there. Divers face dangers not only during the welding process itself, but throughout the entire dive. This blog is going to...

3D printing

How does 3D printing reduce waste?

By Jared Worth 3D printing is one of, if not the hottest topic in manufacturing today, and for good reason. It’s opened up entirely new ways of thinking about solutions to problems that arise,...