Plastic Bushings & Bearings

Content relating to self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings

  • 5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

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  • How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

    How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

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  • Guide to Ball Bearing Materials

    Guide to Ball Bearing Materials

    Since ball bearing components are available in different types of materials, weighing the pros and cons of a specific kind is an important part of the design process.

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  • Designing a True Maintenance-Free Pivot

    Designing a True Maintenance-Free Pivot

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  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    The ACME Lead Screw System

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  • Complying With The Food Safety Modernization Act

    Complying With The Food Safety Modernization Act

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  • Dirt and dust resistant bearings and bushings for agriculture and heavy duty1:41

    Dirt and dust resistant bearings and bushings for agriculture and heavy duty

    Self-lubricating iglide® bearings and bushings are perfectly suited for dirty and dusty environments and can be direct substitutes for metal bearings. This video shows some of the many dirty environme

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  • Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

    Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

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  • iglide® dry-tech Test Lab1:35

    iglide® dry-tech Test Lab

    See what kind of tests our self-lubricating bearings go through in the test lab! Learn more about our testing facilities on our website: http://www.igus.com/wpck/17576/teslaboratory

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  • The Argument for Plastic: The development, testing, and advantages of plastic bearings

    The Argument for Plastic: The development, testing, and advantages of plastic bearings

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  • How to Use the igus® Bearing Product Selector0:59

    How to Use the igus® Bearing Product Selector

    Try it out for yourself! www.igus.com

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  • White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    This white paper explains how much it actually costs to lubricate a ball bearing and the cost saving benefits of switching to a self-lubricating plastic bearing.

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  • Plastic vs. PTFE bearing high speed belt tensioner pivot wear test0:28

    Plastic vs. PTFE bearing high speed belt tensioner pivot wear test

    This video shows a recent belt tensioner test designed to evaluate wear of iglide® plastic bearings vs. metal backed PTFE bearings on a steel shaft. Watch the video to see how they performed. Click he

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  • Webinar - Why Plastic Bearings Are Actually Superior to Metal20:59

    Webinar - Why Plastic Bearings Are Actually Superior to Metal

    In this webinar, you'll discover the reliability of plastic bearings, learn about the course of real-life testing they endure to prove their strength, find out about the range of specialized materials

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  • Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    In this white paper, uncover common misconceptions and learn the true reliability of tribologically-optimized plastic bearings.

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  • Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Explore different processes of surface treating shaft materials and examine the effects on wear behavior of plain bearings i agriculture applications.

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Use Composite Plastic Bearings

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Composite Plastic Bearings

    Learn how making the switch from metal to composite plastic bearings can eliminate bearing maintenance, increase service life, reduce corrosion and wear, and more.

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  • iglide Bar Stock and Plate Material

    iglide Bar Stock and Plate Material

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  • Clever Plastics - Bearings for Special Applications1:32

    Clever Plastics - Bearings for Special Applications

    A showcase of special applications in which igus® iglide® bearings improve upon standard metal bearings. iglide® is a low cost, self-lubricated, dirt resistant, UV resistant, and light weight solution

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  • Criog Buggy swaps out 95 metal bushings for iglide plastic bushings2:01

    Criog Buggy swaps out 95 metal bushings for iglide plastic bushings

    German on-road, off-road, and racing buggy company Criog makes high performance all terrain sporting vehicles. Criog has swapped out 95 of its metal bushings for igus® iglide® plastic bushing and has

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