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Student Innovations & Projects

Students and trainees from all over the world approach igus® all the time requesting our support. They inspire us with their fresh ideas and brand new applications for our products.

FIRST robot

iglide® plain bearings and drylin® S aluminum shafting used on a robot which propels balls into goals more than 10 feet off the ground

DARPA Grand Challenge

The Indy Robot Racing Team from Indiana competed in the DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous ground vehicles

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Six students from Miami Dade College used chainflex® continuous-flex cables on their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for a competition

CNC retrofit design project

Sam Houston University use Energy Tubes and Chainflex continuous-flex cables for this project


drylin® T linear guides and igubal® spherical bearings were used on a submarine to compete in the International Submarine Race

Remote-controlled tree climber

A drylin® linear slide table was used for this remote-controlled tree climber as part of the Lemelson-MIT Program

Baja vehicle

A student team from Canada used iglide® Q plastic plain bearings on its off-road vehicle

Ice cutter

drylin® R linear bearings used on a chainsaw variation of an Alaskan Mill for cutting large blocks of ice

Linear induction motor drive

energy chain cable carriers and chainflex® continuous-flex cables used to facilitate sensorless position control on a linear induction motor drive

Baja vehicle

iglide® plastic plain bearings and igubal® spherical bearings used on a baja for the SAE Collegiate Design Series

Fishing device

A student team in an ASME Design Competition used igubal® pillow blocks in a fishing device for quadriplegics

Solar car

Students from Seneca College build the Xof1, a solar vehicle designed to set a new world distance record

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Catarina Peixoto

yes Program Administrator


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