East Providence, RI — Igus Inc. helps foster the mechanical design ideas and inventions of students who have a passion for engineering through its Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) program.
The program offers free product donations to students involved in various design competitions and school projects. Students from across Canada, the United States and Mexico have enjoyed the benefits of these donations and have implemented Igus products in some unique and interesting ways.
The company has dedicated a section of its website at www.igus.com/yesprogram.asp to showcase various student designs.
Igus says its aims are two-fold. It hopes to not only support young engineers, but also to build awareness about the advantages and merits of plastic components among the engineers of tomorrow who will one day be working on real-world applications.
The company plans to continue sponsoring student teams and aiding in the design of various projects. It also looks forward to taking part in the future endeavours of students and encourages universities, colleges and schools to contact the company to learn how they can take advantage of the Y.E.S. program. Igus also welcomes inquiries from organizations hosting design and robotics competitions that are seeking products and sponsors.
Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. Its 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.