Plastic bearings are strong enough to outperform and outlast metal in countless applications. Uncover common misconceptions and learn the true reliability of iglide® plastic bearings in this new igus® whitepaper.
High-performance plastic bearings are working to shed their negative image and continue to forge a path into almost every industry; from packaging machines and medical devices, to automotive, farming equipment, textile machinery, and many more. Plastic plain bearings are an economical replacement for needle, ball, and plain metal bearings. However, they are often not considered a viable choice in the engineering community due to the common misconception that plastic is inferior or weaker compared metal.