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igus sponsors FIRST Robotics Competition

igus sponsors FIRST Robotics Competition
December 16, 2010 – For the sixth year, 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. For the 2011 season, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), igus has signed on as a diamond supplier for the event.

The FRC diamond supplier level denotes a contribution between $200,000 and $500,000. 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 8th, the FIRST organization will unveil this season’s engineering challenge to teams worldwide during its kick-off in Manchester, NH. During the 2010 competition, students participated in “Breakway,” a soccer-like game where robots had to climb obstacles and score goals against opponents.

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 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.
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