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Lightweight & high load capacity

Model making is not just a hobby. It offers model makers the possibility to express themselves in a creative way and show what they can do with their hands. Models such as ships, aircraft and vehicles are recreated on many scales using construction kits - demanding work that requires great attention to detail. Alongside design, technology and electronics also play an important role. Whether put into motion by remote control (RC) or just as an ornamental model on a shelf -detail and precision makes model making very popular. As a motion plastics manufacturer, igus is setting new technological standards in this sector. Maintenance-free plain bearings, spherical bearings and linear guides offer many benefits especially for model making. The combination of light weight with high mechanical strength proves ideal for high-quality models.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Cost-effective
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy installation
  • Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity
  • Service life calculation
  • Low noise and low vibration


Model making is not always some kind of hobby or handicraft. It offers model makers the possibility to express themselves in a creative way. Model making such as ships, aircraft and vehicles are recreated on many scales using construction kits and demanding work that requires great attention to detail. Whether put into motion by remote control (RC) or just as an ornamental model on a shelf – love of detail and precision makes model making so popular.

igus® is setting new technological standards in this sector. Maintenance-free plain bearings, spherical bearings and linear guides offer many benefits especially for model making. The combination of a light weight with high mechanical strength are ideal for high-quality models.

  • Cost-effective
  • Lubrication and maintanence-free
  • Insensitive to dust and dirt
  • Corrosion-free
  • Vibration-dampening
  • For heavy-duty applications

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Would you like more information about model making at igus® or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.

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Products used in model making

iglidur® plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings

  • Lightweight and quiet
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Wide range of standard products and customised design

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igubal® spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than spherical bearings made of metal
  • 80% lighter than metal alternatives
  • Lubrication-free and therefore low-maintenance

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Polymer slewing rings (PRT)

iglidur PRT slewing rings

  • Lightweight
  • PRT split bearings for difficult installation situations
  • Suitable for high load applications

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xiros® ball bearings

xiros ball bearings

  • Tough
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Predictable service life

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drylin® N low-profile linear guides

drylin N miniature guides

  • Very lightweight
  • Low installation height 6mm-12mm
  • Numerous carriage options

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E2 micro e-chains®

E2 micro e-chain

  • For the smallest of installation spaces
  • Stable, light and quiet
  • Perfect for highly dynamic applications

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Sustainable ECO plain bearing program made from regranulate

For each component: delivery time, price & service life online

Our smallest ring bearings: ideal for tight installation spaces

See all the 2022 news? You can find the overview here.

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Spare parts and prototypes from the 3D printer

Service life up to 50 times longer than standard 3D printing materials

Order individual parts for your model making project online from batch size 1: just upload a 3D model and use the immediate price calculation to select the suitable material and procedure. Ready to ship in one to three days.

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Model making applications

Take a look at our DIY page

Whether DIY newcomer or professional: igus® helps you to build your project successfully.

igus® products work in many applications and our experts are here to help with your DIY projects!

  • Furniture
  • Drones
  • Campervans
  • 3D printers
  • Bikes

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