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High-performance plastics for bearings produced on the spot

Rehana Begg   

Industry Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Manufacturing Processing

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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