iglide® bearings banner

iglide® plain bearings & plastic bushings

iglide® Plain Bearings in Various Industries

bearings in the automotive industry


bearings in medical and lab equipment


bearings in bicycle industry


bearings in agriculture machinery


bearings for construction machinery

Construction Machinery

bearings for fluid technology

Fluid Technology

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

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

Thrust washers

Thrust washers
  • Keeps rotating components in place
  • Always self-lubricating & grease-free
  • Resistant to dirt & dust
  • Cost-effective

Browse our Services for Custom Bearings

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Service

custom bearings 3d printing
  • FDM, SLS, DLP and print2mold® methods
  • 3D printing materials and printing services
  • Fast delivery and online CAD configuration

Subtractive Manufacturing and Machining Services

custom bearings machining
  • Uses high-performance bar stock
  • Wear-resistant and maintenance-free
  • Resists dirt, dust, corrosion & humidity

Injection Molding

custom bearings injection molding
  • Maintenance-free, longer service life
  • Up to 70% faster than comparable methods
  • 55 choices of material available

White Paper: iglide® vs. Conventional Plastics

iglide vs. conventional plastics white paper

Browse Additional Bearings

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

Clip bearings (no min order quantity)

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

Piston rings

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

Gears and Gear Racks

  • Bevel, spur and gear racks
  • Various shaft hubs- round, d cut, feather key
  • Various custom options- injection molded, 3D SLS printed & mechanically manufactured from barstock

Conveyor Rollers

conveyor rollers
  • Tight deflection radii
  • Maintenance-free, self-lubricating
  • No risk of lubricant contamination
  • Durable and wear-resistant
  • Hygienic design without ball or needle cages

Track Rollers

guide rollers
  • Endurance runner with high media resistance
  • High wear resistance in extreme ambient conditions
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • High resistance to temperature and chemicals

Request a Sample Box

iglide sample box

Browse the Catalog

iglide catalog

Browse the Engineer's Toolbox

Contact a Bearings Expert

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Plastic bushings do not require lubrication, which keeps the environment cleaner. Unlike metal or bronze bearings that require messy lubrication, every iglide plastic bushing uses solid lubricants embedded inside millions of tiny chambers that cannot be pressed out. This means the bushings do not require any oil or grease and so no contaminants are released into the environment. Plastic bushings are also extremely lightweight, which helps reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide output. The reduced weight leads to lower masses and subsequently lower energy consumption.
  • Learn more about the sustainability of our polymer bearings here.