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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Wear Resistant Plastic Gears Made of High-Performance Polymers

iglide® is a tribologically-optimized plastic material that has been tested and proven to enable dry-running, maintenance-free operation, which makes it ideal for mechanical gears. Our plastic gears are composed of base materials for wear resistance, reinforcing fibers for high forces, and embedded solid lubricants that eliminate the need for external oil and grease. iglide® plastic gears are also low friction, lightweight, and resistant to dirt, dust, corrosion and chemicals. igus® offers iglide® bevel gears as well as iglide® spur gears and gear racks with all of the aforementioned characteristics of maintenance-free operation and our base materials. For more in-depth information and data regarding all of our gear types, read our gears brochure.

If your design or machine requires customized gears, we can use our iglide® 3D printing materials and in-house SLS print service to create gears with complex geometries that are three times more abrasion resistant than conventional printing materials. Learn more about our gears’ wear rates in this white paper. Additionally, other custom production methods are also available.
Different shaft-hub combinations are available:
  • Round
  • D cut
  • Feather key
Gear service life calculator:

We recommend using our online service life calculator to see how long your gears are expected to last inside your application. Simply enter your requirements – such as number of teeth, tooth width, number of revolutions, and operating time – and calculate your results instantly.  Use the Gears service life calculator here.

Browse all Gear Types

Bevel Gears

  • Gear ratio: 1:1 - 1.5
  • Module: 1 - 3.5

Spur Gears

  • Number of teeth: 12 - 150
  • Module: 0.5 - 3

Gear Racks

  • Module: 0.5 - 3
  • Length: 250mm

Browse Custom Gears:

Injection molding gears

Injection molding
  • Largest possible variety of iglide® materials
  • Standard dimensions available
  • Different shaft-hub combinations available
  • Individual high-volume production of special parts
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3D printed gears

3D printing
  • 1-3 day delivery, no miminum order quantity
  • Made on-site in our 3D print lab in RI
  • Use the CAD configurator for gears and racks
  • Can be used for prototypes and samples
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Mechanically manufactured gears

  • Made of iglide® bar stock
  • Economically efficient in the case of small to medium-sized quantities
  • For high-volume gears
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Gear test: cycles until gear break

Diagram X axis: materials Y axis: cycles in the test, gears made of xiros B180 and POM were tested. Average number of cycles at 200rpm and 2Nm to tooth root break.
Test rig All gears made of iglide® high-performance polymers are tested thoroughly and extensively in the igus laboratory

Discuss your project with a gears 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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igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302