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Students Fly high with Plastic Bearings and Cable Carrier

POSTED 04/16/2008

Company Donates Plastic Machinery Components to Student
Robotics Competition

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – April 16, 2008 – The 16th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition kicks off this month at BEST hub locations nationwide. This year’s competition marks the fourth consecutive year for igus® Inc. as a nationwide product sponsor for the event. Students will be flying high during this year’s competition; this year’s game, called “Just Plane Crazy”, was unveiled a few months ago as a teaser for 850 plus competing teams.

BEST Inc., a non-profit, volunteer organization, aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in science- and engineering-based robotics competitions. igus aspires to achieve a similar goal through its Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program by donating products to engineering curriculums and competitions such as BEST.

In the 2008 competition, BEST teams will have the opportunity to use:

  • Micro Energy Chain® cable carriers;
  • DryLin® N linear slides;
  • igubal® flange, pillow block and rod end bearings; and
  • DryLin S aluminum shafting.

BEST teams have a total of six weeks to design and build their robots and will unveil their finished products at local events across the U.S. starting in October. To learn more about BEST, visit www.bestinc.org. To learn more about the Y.E.S. Program, go to www.igus.com/yesprogram.

About igus
igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic 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. 

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