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.
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:
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.
All gears made of iglide® high-performance polymers are tested thoroughly and extensively in the igus laboratory
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!