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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Injection moulding and machined components made from iglidur® materials

We produce injection moulded and machined components according to your specification from our high-performance  plastic rod and sheets. Manufactured components or prototypes  are produced according to your specifications for small to high volume batches. Our plastic materials are in the form of plastic rods, hollow rods or sheets and consists of iglidur® high-performance polymers, the production of profiles is also possible. What is special about iglidur® polymers is that they are especially wear-resistant and are maintenance-free.  

The igus injection moulding and machining methods at a glance

Special bearings
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Customised bearings made of iglidur® plastic rods and sheets  

Find out everything about special bearings from igus®.

Injection moulding
of special bearings

Injection moulding with iglidur® plastic rod and sheets  

Best suited for quantities of: 200 to 10,000

Special bearings

3D printing filaments consisting of iglidur®plastic rod and plastic sheets  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 1000

Injection moulding
with aluminium or
plastic moulds

3D-printed injection moulding tool  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

Your injection moulded or machined component in only three steps!

Enquiry form  
1. Submit an enquiry

Fill in the form with some basic information.
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Plastic rods consisting of iglidur® is machined to achieve the correct shape.  
2. We machine or injection mould your component according to your specifications

The production process starts as soon as your order is received.

Delivery of the injection moulded or machined components  
3. You receive your finished product

We make everything ready to ship and deliver your desired component as quickly as possible.

iglidur® granules for making individual components  
The right material for your project!

We offer you more than 50 tribologically optimised materials for innumerable applications in which
wear-resistance is a necessity. Irrespective of whether your application is exposed to high temperatures,
contact with media or wear-intensive conditions – igus® almost always offers a solution.

iglidur sample box for special parts  
Free sample box

The box contains iglidur® samples and all the important information regarding individual, i.e. customised, components.

Versatile iglidur® plain bearings  
Advantages of iglidur® materials

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

iglidur® plastic rod online shop  
igus® plastic rod and plastic plate online shop

Here, you can find all plastic rod, plastic sheet and plate and information on the numerous iglidur® materials.

igus® online tools  
Online tools

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

Application examples of our customers

Manufactured from plastic rod: special bearings for highest precision in ophthalmology

iglidur®  plastic rod is used to manufacture a microscope arm for eye examinations. The reason: it can be machined to produce customised plain bearings down to sizes measured in μm to ensure the necessary precision for examinations.  

Made of plastic rod: individual iglidur® component for melting probe

The "IceMole" is a melting probe, with which the polar regions, glaciers and as a long-term objective extraterrestrial regions are to be explored. For storing the ice screw, a component was needed that is water- and dirt-resistant and  thermally insulated. Therefore, a bearing is used that was made of iglidur® A180 plastic rod.

Machined from bar stock: durable and wear-resistant plain bearings for finger prosthesis

This prosthesis is an electrically powered finger. The joint at the base of the finger is moved directly via a gear motor, which carries along the middle joint via a flexible connection. All axes involved in this movement are mounted through plastic sockets made of iglidur® J
. Altogether, eight bearings are integrated in one finger.

Printed in 3D: maintenance-free gripper for the packaging industry

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D-printed gripper. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, hence fulfilling hygienic requirements.

Produced with injection moulding: bearings that compensate tolerances, in heavy-duty agricultural equipment construction

In the case of the agricultural machine construction industry, hay rakes are subjected to continuous stress in rough conditions. No problem for iglidur special parts, however: not only are they particularly wear-resistant, they are also maintenance-free and reduce assembly costs.

Printed in 3D: customised plain bearing ready for collection within hours

What do you do when an important replacement part for an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to the trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, is to turn to the igus 3D printing service.

Made of plastic rod: components made of iglidur® reduce maintenance costs

In a tyre soaping station, metal bearings were used up to now, which regularly led to a breakdown of the system. Now, these bearings have been replaced with plastic bearings made of igus® plastic rod. This saves costs of several thousand Euro per year.