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High-performance plastics for bearings produced on the spot

December 22, 2017 | By Rehana Begg

The playful metal dinosaur “Rusty” was on display at the igus booth at Hannover Messe 2017 in Germany, where igus produced new tribo injection-moulded parts using printed tools within a mere eight hours. Best known for its energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings, igus displayed motion plastics products such as bionically inspired strain relief components and the 3D-printed gear wheels that igus CEO Frank Blase is holding. Featured below is the new iglidur G1 bearing all-rounder, which doubles the service life at a comparable price to its predecessor.

iglidur G1, sleeve bearing with flange, mm (

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This article appears in the Spare Parts section in the December 2017 issue of Machinery and Equipment MRO.



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