Sleeve bearings made from high performance plastics provide mechanical stability with the lowest coefficients of friction without additional lubrication. Whether in dirt and dust, in the cleanroom laboratory or under water, igus® self-lubricating and maintenance-free sleeve bearings are designed for longer service life while facilitating smooth linear movement between moving parts within high-motion applications. iglide® sleeve bearings, like our many other products, have been tested rigorously within our 41,000 ft.2 test laboratory to ensure long service life. Compared to metal bearings, our sleeve bearings have better wear rates and thinner walls, both of which help eliminate the potential for inaccuracy, excessive noise, and high rates of friction. Typical metal bearings would also corrode and fail in highly corrosive or harsh environments, causing unplanned downtime; however, sleeve bearings made of iglide® material are resistant to corrosion, dirt, dust, and debris.