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Wear resistance at the push of a button: New igus polymer coating tool simplifies selecting coatings

23 May 2023

Have high-wear components coated with the online iglidur Coating Designer in just three steps – plus cost and delivery are calculated before you buy.

Functional surface coatings are an integral part of industrial life, keeping moving parts from wearing. With the iglidur coating materials from igus, heavily stressed components can be further protected against wear. 

The lubrication-free, powder-based coatings serve as a friction-optimised surface for electrically conductive components, extending the service life of these components. the iglidur Coating Designer is a new online tool that makes the selection of the right coating even easier and faster.
 
Selecting the best and most cost-effective solution is now easier than ever. igus supports this goal with its constantly growing range of configuration and service life calculation tools. The latest addition is the iglidur Coating Designer.
 
Users can have their individual components coated using the tool in three simple steps. Simply drag and drop a CAD model into the online tool, using file formats .stp, .step or .stl.

Secondly, the coating material is selected from six different iglidur coating powders, the performance of which can be compared directly in the tool. 

Next, all you have to do is specify the desired layer thickness, and the tool does the rest by itself, and it calculates the price and delivery time automatically. In addition, how the coated component looks at the end is displayed in the tool. A simple click downloads the corresponding data sheet. 

In the last step, you can review the shopping cart, forward it to the authorised purchaser or other parties involved in the design or procurement process, or order immediately.

Simple, easy, and versatile
Like all iglidur materials, these coating materials are tribologically optimised and thus offer excellent friction and wear values. Metallic surfaces are protected against abrasion by other friction agents and scratching – without any additional components. This reduces the complexity of the application. 

The iglidur coating powders can be applied to almost any surface, so they also solve wear problems in places where no classic plain bearings can be installed due to undercuts or small installation spaces. Examples include valves, hinges and baffles. 
 
The six available surface coatings are suitable for a wide range of applications, for example, for use in high temperatures or in the food industry. 

The standout feature is that all iglidur coating materials do not require any additional lubrication because integrated solid lubricants always ensure the lowest possible friction. 

“iglidur coating serves as a wear layer with which customers can protect their component and thus significantly extend the service life of their application,” says Rob Dumayne, drytech® Director at igus UK. 

"Tests in our in-house laboratory show that our polymer coatings are up to 10 times more wear-resistant than PTFE coatings."
 
If you prefer to coat yourself, you can also order the iglidur coating powders directly from the igus online shop.


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