Plastic Bushings & Bearings

Content relating to self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings

  • What are the Differences Between Simple and Engineered Plastics?

    What are the Differences Between Simple and Engineered Plastics?

    Learn about the differences between simple plastic & engineered plastic bearings so that you can make the best decision possible when choosing a plastic bearing for your application.

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  • How to Successfully Design a Maintenance-Free Pivot Bearing

    How to Successfully Design a Maintenance-Free Pivot Bearing

    There are a lot of factors to consider when designing a pivot, but there's one in particular that's crucial to achieving a successful, maintenance-free pivot bearing.

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  • 5 reasons to replace PTFE-lined bearings

    5 reasons to replace PTFE-lined bearings

    Plastic bearings are now designed to stand up to high speeds and loads, extreme temperatures, caustic chemicals, and a wide range of other application requirements. In this infographic, see the top 5

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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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  • Ready to choose the best plastic bearing for your application?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • iglide® Plate Material for Freedom in Design Engineering0:36

    iglide® Plate Material for Freedom in Design Engineering

    Learn more: http://www.igus.com/wpck/15593/iglidur_J_Platten_new

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  • iglide knife edge rollers0:33

    iglide knife edge rollers

    iglide® (iglidur®) knife edge rollers offer a tight deflection radius and require a low amount of drive power, perfect for food processing, material handling, and automation applications. Learn more a

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  • iglide® plastic bearings on a front loader test rig0:45

    iglide® plastic bearings on a front loader test rig

    Agricultural and heavy duty equipment is subject to harsh environments having to operate in dusty, dirty and all weather conditions. Metallic plain bearings and recirculating ball bearings can often b

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  • Why use iglide® plastic bushings? Our customers answer3:50

    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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  • Results from metal versus plastic bushings test shown at Hannover Messe 20161:20

    Results from metal versus plastic bushings test shown at Hannover Messe 2016

    Renee Achnitz, head of the iglide® business at igus®, shows the results of a head to head wear test of metal versus plastic polymer bushings. Click here to learn more about iglide® bearings and bushin

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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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  • Hannover Messe 2016 Interview 3D printing Tom Krause1:59

    Hannover Messe 2016 Interview 3D printing Tom Krause

    Tom Krause explains how igus® provides iglide Tribo-Filament printing material for 3D printing applications. Click this link to learn more about igus® 3D printing: http://www.igus.com/wpck/11685/3Dpri

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  • igus iGlide car on tour4:15

    igus iGlide car on tour

    igus has replaced many of the metallic bearings in a car with their long life, no maintenance plastic bearings. This tour demonstrated that plastic bearings can last in automotive environments. The to

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  • iglide® on tour - Above the Vegas Strip0:13

    iglide® on tour - Above the Vegas Strip

    Raw footage of a helicopter tour above the famous Las Vegas Strip!

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  • iglide® on tour - Customer Car Wash0:55

    iglide® on tour - Customer Car Wash

    A visit to a customer's car wash as the iglide car cleans up for visits.

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  • iglide® on tour - India itinerary2:46

    iglide® on tour - India itinerary

    A sneak peek at the planning for iglide on tour's first leg - traveling through India.

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  • iglide® on tour - Sascha, driver and adventurer 11:12

    iglide® on tour - Sascha, driver and adventurer 1

    Meet Sascha, the driver who will take iglide around the world during "iglide on tour"

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  • iglide® on tour - Our tour so far4:02

    iglide® on tour - Our tour so far

    A recap of the entire iglide world tour (so far!)

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