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Replace Metal Bearings

Plastic bearings are able to replace metal in a vast range of applications - These papers and articles explore how and why to make the switch to composite plastic bearings.

  • Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

    Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

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  • 5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

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  • eBook - Replacing Your Plain Metallic Bearings with Plastic

    eBook - Replacing Your Plain Metallic Bearings with Plastic

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why use iglide® plastic bushings? Our customers answer3:49

    Why use iglide® plastic bushings? Our customers answer

    igus iglide® plastic bushings can be found in wide range of applications across many industries including food processing, medical, marine, textile, agriculture, automotive, filling machines, drive te

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  • iglide®: The Material1:21

    iglide®: The Material

    An in-depth look at iglide® plastic bearing materials from igus®.

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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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  • 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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  • igus dry tech test lab2:03

    igus dry tech test lab

    Take a look inside the igus® self-lubricating bearings lab. Over 15,000 tribology tests are run each year in our massive 29,600 square foot lab. Learn more at www.igus.com/testlab.

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  • Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings

    Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings

    Learn how hybrid linear bearings can reduce bearing friction, reduce required drive force, and allow system functionality without conforming to the 2:1 rule.

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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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  • 6 Reasons for Plastic Spherical Bearings

    6 Reasons for Plastic Spherical Bearings

    In most applications, plastic spherical bearings deliver a better performance than metal. Lean 6 reasons why engineers should consider using plastic spherical bearings.

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  • Introduction to the igus dry-tech Bearings box at MD&M West2:08

    Introduction to the igus dry-tech Bearings box at MD&M West

    This video introduces the igus dry-tech bearings box at MD&M West. This box helps engineers choose the right bearing for almost any application. This includes dirty environments, low coefficient of fr

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  • drylin® E7 vs PTFE-lined Linear Bearings

    drylin® E7 vs PTFE-lined Linear Bearings

    This whitepaper will compare how drylin E7 linear bearings outperform a competitive linear plain bearing technology, which uses a PTFE-based, bonded liner, in both wear and friction testing.

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  • Webinar - Discover the World of Plastic Bearings53:20

    Webinar - Discover the World of Plastic Bearings

    Discover the World of Plastic Bearings. Presented by igus and hosted by Globalspec on August 21, 2013. igus Product managers Matt Mowry and Nicole Lang discuss plastic bearing technology and applicati

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  • Plastic ball bearings1:25

    Plastic ball bearings

    xiros plastic ball bearings from igus provide an economic alternative for many applications where using conventional metal ball bearings would be problematic. For example, in applications where the fo

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  • Ball bearing test0:34

    Ball bearing test

    Metal ball bearing vs. polymer ball bearing in 2 hour long electroplating experiment.

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  • Plastic bushing is made from renewable materials1:17

    Plastic bushing is made from renewable materials

    igus® has developed a new ecological plastic bushing made from 54 percent raw, renewable materials. iglide® N54 plastic bushings use vegetable oil rather than more traditionally used crude oil.

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