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long-lasting bearings

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!


  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Good edge-load resistance
  • Wear-resistant in dusty and dirty environments
  • Savings potential up to 40%
  • No minimum order cost or quantity 
  • Shipped from stock in as little as 24 hours
  • Service life can be calculated online
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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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Two-bolt flange bearings

Two-bolt flange bearings

  • 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

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

piston rings

  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • More wear-resistant than PTFE-strips
  • Higher load capacity
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Custom bearings

Custom bearings

  • We will manufacture custom plastic bearings for small and large batch orders at a low cost
  • Our experts can help you choose the best high-performance plastic material to meet your requirements and the most efficient manufacturing method.

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Other designs

Other designs

  • Gears
  • Knife edge rollers
  • Double flange bearings
  • Multi-component bearings
  • Axial bearing and disc spring
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NEW! 3D Printing Service

3D printed custom parts

  • Powders and filaments proven to last up to 50 times longer than standard 3D-printing materials
  • Simple, fast, cost-effective in as little as 24 hrs
  • Configurators for creating CAD data and service life calculator for testing gears and plain bearings
  • Wear rates comparable to injection-molded parts

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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) 521-2747 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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