Plastic Bushings & Bearings

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  • 3 Tips When Choosing Bearing Dimensions

    3 Tips When Choosing Bearing Dimensions

    There are a lot of application factors that can affect your bearing requirements. Read these 3 tips to keep in mind when choosing your bearing dimensions.

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  • Car Interior: 3 Areas Where Plastic Ball Bearings are Ideal

    Car Interior: 3 Areas Where Plastic Ball Bearings are Ideal

    In this post, read about the various benefits, both in regard to aesthetics and functionality, that plastic ball bearings can offer when designing a car's interior.

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  • Plastic Coupling Rods: Advantages for the Automotive Industry

    Plastic Coupling Rods: Advantages for the Automotive Industry

    In this post, read about plastic coupling rods and learn about all of the advantages that they offer for the automotive industry when compared to metal parts.

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  • Inside the iglide® Test Lab1:34

    Inside the iglide® 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: https://www.igus.com/info/plain-bearings-testlaboratory

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

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    Free sample kit
  • Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 2: roughness

    Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 2: roughness

    In part 2 of the series we discuss shaft roughness and its effect on complex composite bearings.

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    CAD library
  • 3 Advantages of Using Plastic Plain Bearings in Bicycles

    3 Advantages of Using Plastic Plain Bearings in Bicycles

    Engineered composite plastic plain bearings are resistant to corrosion and wear and are lighter than metal plain bearings. Read this blog post to learn more.

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  • Can 3D Printers Replace Machine Tools?

    Can 3D Printers Replace Machine Tools?

    Read about how 3D printers and machine tools compare in sustainability, accuracy and productivity.

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  • How to calculate iglide® bearing lifetime23:20

    How to calculate iglide® bearing lifetime

    Try out the iglide® service life calculator here: https://www.igus.com/iglidurConf/Iglidur/Step1 Did you know that igus® offers a free online lifetime calculator for its bearings? Watch as iglide® Pro

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  • Bearings—Past, Present, and Future

    Bearings—Past, Present, and Future

    Read about the long and fascinating history behind bearing technology, along with some of the exciting innovations the future has in store.

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  • Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications?

    Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications?

    Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications? I say no. Here's why.

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  • Bronze bearings over plastic bearings? Think again0:13

    Bronze bearings over plastic bearings? Think again

    Self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings from igus® Learn about the lesser known benefits of iglide® plastic bearings here: https://toolbox.igus.com/motion-plastics-blog/6-lesser-known-benefits-of-e

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  • Sealed Bearings: What are the options?

    Sealed Bearings: What are the options?

    Sometimes the best solution is an antiquated one! This post reviews how a felt ring protects the bearing and shaft and helps avoid hundreds of hours of maintenance.

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  • How to Select Plain Bearings for Sheet Metal

    How to Select Plain Bearings for Sheet Metal

    Learn which factors make a plain bearing ideal for use within sheet metal despite it being a thin-walled structure.

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  • Hey Engineers, Interested in Reducing Avoidable Warranty Claims?

    Hey Engineers, Interested in Reducing Avoidable Warranty Claims?

    Ever wondered how you might reduce the amount of warranty claims due to replacement parts? Read about these maintenance-free solutions.

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  • Choosing your custom parts manufacturing

    Choosing your custom parts manufacturing

    Interested in having a custom part created? View this infographic about the various manufacturing methods available from igus® & discover which is best for you.

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  • Self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings from igus®0:06

    Self-lubricating iglide® plastic bearings from igus®

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  • 6 Lesser-Known Benefits of Engineered Plastic Bearings

    6 Lesser-Known Benefits of Engineered Plastic Bearings

    Many engineers are already aware of some of the incredible benefits that engineered plastic bearings provide. However, here are some you may not know of yet!

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  • 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 Bearing Pivot

    How to Successfully Design a Maintenance-Free Bearing Pivot

    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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  • The science behind the iglide® plastic material2:14

    The science behind the iglide® plastic material

    Click here to learn more about iglide® plastic: https://www.igus.com/info/iglide-materials What are iglide® bearings made of? Why are they so wear resistant? iglide® Product Manager Nicole Lang explai

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