Plastic Bushings & Bearings

Content relating to self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings

  • The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings

    The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings

    For wheelchair users, the judders of uneven ground can seem all too familiar. Determined to make ride discomfort a thing of the past, Israel-based company, SoftWheel, has completely reinvented the whe

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  • Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees

    Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees

    Paul Nowack developed a love affair with the sea at an early age. His knees, back, and joints saw the Florida man’s passion as a love-hate relationship that grew more challenging with each new ocean a

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  • igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock

    igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock

    Students from a prestigious technical university in Germany developed a child safety lock for cleaning agent bottles that includes a self-lubricating igus® bearing.

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  • Automated farming at Superwurm

    Automated farming at Superwurm

    A specialized business is using igus® components, almost exclusively, to automate labor-intensive processes. “Specialized” is the operative word here; the company is a fully-dedicated breeder of giant

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

    Tech Specs
  • Want to try iglide plastic bearings for yourself?

    Free sample kit
  • igus® plastic bearings podium across the cycling world

    igus® plastic bearings podium across the cycling world

    The iglide® plain bearings are composed of lightweight, high-performance plastics and contribute to overall mass reduction and extended service life. The plain bearings defy environmental influences,

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    CAD library
  • New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    A new device that supports manufacturing workers is among the latest technological advancements that speak to the power of plastics. The device, the Airframe™ exoskeleton, is made by San Diego-based L

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  • Bearing Lubrication Facts

    Bearing Lubrication Facts

    How does bearing lubricant effect costs, application performance and the environment? Find out in this infographic from the igus bearing experts.

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  • Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Linear guides/lead screw tables can be assembled with supplementary accessories. In addition to hand wheels and clamps, analog position indicators are also available. A position indicator is used to d

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  • Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    There are many new and innovative versions of slewing ring bearings on the market, including sliding slewing rings made with an iglide® polymer liner, hard-anodized aluminum rings or stainless-steel r

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  • xiros ball bearing test lab0:50

    xiros ball bearing test lab

    Take a tour through the xiros® ball bearing section of the world's largest test lab for tribo-plastics. In the lab igus performs over 10,000 tests per year. Many of these tests are run directly for ig

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  • Can igus® products help label 50,000 bottles in one hour?2:12

    Can igus® products help label 50,000 bottles in one hour?

    Watch a KRONES utilize tribo-tape in their high-speed labelling machine!

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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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  • 6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    It’s easy to use the same steel or bronze bearings on your machine, but could they be costing you more in the long run?

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  • Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Bearing lubrication can transfer bacteria and other contaminants between food. See what bearings you can use that are compliant

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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

    A rapidly growing number of industries have replaced traditional metal bearings with advanced plastic materials. However, some engineers without experience with these plastic materials may be reluctan

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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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  • Your guide to modern ball bearings

    Your guide to modern ball bearings

    We break down the components of a modern ball bearing, and explain what type of bearing materials are best for certain environments.

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  • 4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    Choose the right shaft for your bearing is equally important as the bearings material when it comes to the lifespan of your bearings.

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  • 5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    Over the past 3 decades, there has been a revolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications. In this tech talk, uncover the top 5 reasons to replace PTFE-line

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