Shaft coatings made from our high-performance polymer materials provides your components with the low wear and excellent sliding properties of iglide® materials. iglide® coatings are essentially a tribologically-optimized polymer in powder form, which can be applied to metallic surfaces via a process known as "powder-coating". From heavily used valves and pistons, to guide rollers in conveyor technology and slewing rings in furniture technology, iglide® shaft coating is an innovative alternative wherever a classic shaft-bearing combination is not possible.
Send us the metallic component that you want coated.
We then coat your component with coating powder made from our iglide polymer matierals, reducing the coefficient of friction.
You receive your component back after the time quoted!
Order the coating powder & have it delivered directly from us.
You recieve the shaft coating powder directly from us.
Then, apply the coating to your metal shaft or component.
Like all igus® products, our iglide® shaft coating materials are subjected to rigorous tests within our test laboratory to ensures that they provide you with the longest possible service life:
Our customer, a manufacturer of office chairs, used to use components made of a POM material for its armrests. Since the friction of the material was too high, he decided on an alternative from igus. In use now are overmolded linear bearings made of the material iglide J4, which were coated with the material IC-02. The manufacturing process has thus taken a step forward: The components are now coated directly with IC-02 and no subsequent drying is required.
Up until now, wear pads made of aluminum and a POM material have been used in this application to prevent the wear of two metal components. Now this customer relies on wear pads coated with iglide IC-02 high-performance polymers. To ensure that the coated pads withstand the extreme environmental conditions, they were tested in practice with sand, water, and high and low temperatures. The result: The ambient conditions do not pose a problem and the metal components do not wear out.
For this application, springs were encased in an iglide coating material and used to guide window blinds. The manufacturer was faced with the problem that lubricants do not reach the service life of the blinds. So he tested springs with an iglide IC-02 coating. Although the springs touched the aluminum housing in the test, the coated spring survived the housing. In addition, no noise could be heard from the springs in the test. Due to the coating, the use of grease can now be completely eliminated.