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Model making

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.

Would you like more information about model making at igus®? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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igus® products used in model making

iglidur® plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings
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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
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drylin® N low-profile linear guides

drylin N miniature guides
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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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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

Further information

Model making product brochure

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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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Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.



The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH