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iglide® plain bearings & plastic bushings

For more than 30 years, RoHS-compliant iglide® plastic plain bearings have offered a technical and economic advantage over all types of metal plain bearings. iglide® bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, chemical resistant, universally applicable and reduce costs by up to 40 percent. They can withstand extreme temperatures and are suitable for special machine construction, underwater applications, and the food and tobacco industries. iglide® bearings are available in a wide range of standard catalog options, and customization is possible from quantities of one.  Upgrade your current bearings and bushings by switching to igus®.  By switching to iglide® bearings, customers can increase their technology and reduce their costs by up to 90%. In addtion to these benefits, igus® products offer fast shipping times within 24hrsonline service-life calculators and tools for nearly all product lines, and tested reliability.

iglide® plain bearings are manufactured from innovative high-performance plastics for a wide range of applications.  In our test laboratory, all iglide® plastics are tested intensively for coefficients of wear and friction. 10,000 tests per year provide the database for the online service life calculator. 

In just four simple steps, the iglide® expert system registers your specific requirements and then provides you with a comprehensive suitability and service life analysis of all iglide® materials.  The predictable service life offers high planning reliability to help you save on cost.  Try the service life calculator here!

iglide® Plain Bearings are used in Various Industries

plain bearings industries

Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings

Flange bearings

Flange bearings

  • Plain bearing within mountable housing unit
  • Always self-lubricating & grease free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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Sleeve bearings

Sleeve bearings

  • Facilitates linear motion between moving parts
  • Better wear rates with thinner walls
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
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Thrust washers

Thrust washers

  • Keeps rotating components in place
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
  • Cost-effective
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Browse our Services for Custom Bearings

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Service
custom bearings 3d printing

  • FDM, SLS, DLP and print2mold® methods
  • 3D printing materials and printing services
  • Fast delivery and online CAD configuration

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Subtractive Manufacturing and Machining Services
custom bearings machining

  • Uses high-performance bar stock
  • Wear-resistant and maintenance-free
  • Resists dirt, dust, corrosion & humidity

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Injection Molding
custom bearings injection molding

  • Maintenance-free, longer service life
  • Up to 70% faster than comparable methods
  • 55 choices of material available

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White Paper: iglide® vs. Conventional Plastics

Plastic plain bearings made of polymer compounds are a staple across countless industries because they are durable, can endure heavy loads, and are resistant to many aspects of harsh environments, such as dirt, debris, chemicals, and more. Read the white paper to learn more about iglide® plastic and compare it with conventional plastics.

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iglide vs. conventional plastics white paper

Browse Additional Bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings, made of plastic

  • Secure with support for perpendicular shafts
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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Clip bearings (no min order quantity)

Clip bearings

  • Designed for fitting shafts through sheet metal.
  • Bearings have flanges located on both ends.
  • The bearings are secured in the sheet metal plate on both sides after fitting
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Piston rings

Plastic piston rings

  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • More wear-resistant than PTFE-strips
  • Higher load capacity
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Gears and Gear Racks


  • Bevel, spur and gear racks
  • Various shaft hubs- round, d cut, feather key
  • Various custom options- injection molded, 3D SLS printed & mechanically manufactured from barstock
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Conveyor Rollers

conveyor rollers

  • Tight deflection radii
  • Maintenance-free, self-lubricating
  • No risk of lubricant contamination
  • Durable and wear-resistant
  • Hygienic design without ball or needle cages
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Track Rollers

track rollers

  • Endurance runner with high media resistance
  • High wear resistance in extreme ambient conditions
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • High resistance to temperature and chemicals
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Discuss your project with a bearings expert

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 965-2496 to discuss your project today!

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Request a Sample Box

iglide sample box

 Fill out the form below, and we will send you a sample box free of charge.

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Browse the Catalog

iglide catalog

Click below to view the catalog as a flipbook or download as a PDF.

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Engineer's Toolbox Resources


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