Robotics Industry News
igus Joins Forces with Student Robotics Program
igus Inc. Posted 01/19/2010
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the sixth consecutive season, igus® has joined forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)—a not-for-profit organization that inspires young peoples' interest and participation in science and technology—as a gold supplier of its robotics competition.
The FIRST Robotics Competition gold supplier level denotes a contribution between $50,000 and $200,000. igus donated various plastic machinery components, including Energy Chain® cable carriers, DryLin® N linear guide systems, iglide® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, and aluminum shafting.
On January 9, the FIRST organization will unveil this season's engineering challenge to the teams during its kick-off in Manchester, NH.
To learn more about igus' student donations program, visit www.igus.com/yesprogram.
igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic plain bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.