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Northampton, NN4 7PW

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Your plastic bearing with the desired shape, in the desired quantity and made of the desired material

"Show me the plastic part that is causing your problems. I'll provide you with a solution!" It was on the basis of this idea that Günter Blase established igus® more than 50 years ago and it still holds true today: Customer-specific series-produced solutions are just as much part of our daily work as standard parts.  We have many different ways of manufacturing the exact parts you need. We will be happy to advise you on the technically and economically most efficient manufacturing method and recommend the perfect high-performance polymer materials for your individual case.

Your individual plastic plain bearing from igus®:

Submit an enquiry now and exploit the infinite possibilities

  • Made to the highest quality standards
  • From the prototype  to series production
  • Batch sizes and blanket orders according to your needs
  • The manufacture of FDA-compliant parts is part of our everyday work
  • Desired shape, desired material, desired quantity
Submit an enquiry for your individual component now

Serial production with the plastic injection moulding method: efficient, flexible, scaleable

Your benefits: 

  • When there is a need for serially produced components, with quantities ranging from a few thousand to several million.
  • Maintenance-free, resistant to chemicals and temperature extremes … Our iglidur® materials consist of wear resistant high-performance polymers with unique properties. We select the perfect material for your application.
  • Injection moulds are made in our toolshop.
  • We work with you to create the manufacturing drawing.
Having components made with the injection moulding method

Injection moulding machines in the igus® factory  

Other manufacturing methods for your individual components

Components are 3D-printed with the laser sintering method.  
3D-printed component

We print your individual component, using lubrication-free, abrasion-resistant iglidur® high-performance plastics.  Simply fill in the enquiry form, attach file - e.g. CAD, STEP - and then send. You will then be advised by our experts.
Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 1000

Turning a component made of iglidur® high-performance polymers  
Turned, milled or drilled component made from bar stock

Your individual components will be made of iglidur® bar stock, which consists of high-performance polymers. On the basis of your information and data files such as CAD or STEP, we will quote a price and, upon request, make the component. 
Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

3D-printed injection moulding tool with manufactured component inside it  
Make a component with a 3D-printed injection mould

In the 3D printer, we make injection moulds made of high-performance polymers for your individual component. This saves time and up to 80% of costs. Due to their properties, the mould materials are able to withstand the high temperatures of the injection moulding process. This means that up to 500 parts can be made from a single mould.
Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

Injection moulding tool made of aluminium with manufactured component inside it  
Injection moulding of components with aluminium tool

For this method, individual components are made with aluminium tools. This procedure is very time-saving due to its lean manufacturing method – even in the instance of very complex assemblies.  At the same time, the tooling costs are very low. Simply submit a 3D model and receive a quotation immediately.
Best suited for quantities of: 200 to 10,000

In two steps to your individual component

1. Request individual consultationOur experts will find the perfect solution for you! Simply describe the key requirements or special features of your application and attach e.g. a CAD file.2. OrderAfter our experts have looked at the details you have provided, we suggest a suitable iglidur® material and a suitable manufacturing method for your particular application. For serial production, samples and prototypes can be ordered.
 

Submit an enquiry for your desired component now

 
 

Application examples of our customers

Application example: 3D printing service  

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D-printed gripper.

Application example:Ophthalmologist's microscope with special components from igus®  

igus® has taken on the challenge of providing the bearing system for a microscope arm. Extreme precision is required.

Hay rakes equipped with plain bearings from igus®  

In the case of the agricultural machine construction industry, hay rakes are subjected to continuous stress in rough conditions. However, this is no problem for igus® special parts!

iglidur® plain bearings sample box  
Free sample box

The box contains samples as well as all the important information about individual components at a glance.

Versatile iglidur® plain bearings  
Advantages of iglidur® materials

Each of our specially developed high-performance polymers possesses unique properties.

iglidur® online shop  
igus® online shop

Here you can find all standard parts as well as numerous iglidur® materials and their properties.  

Free igus® online tools  
Online tools

With the free online tools, you can calculate the service life of our products or configure them.