Founded in 1964, igus® GmbH is the specialist for lubrication- and maintenance-free plastic bearings for the automotive industry. In addition to significant cost benefits compared with metal bearings, alternative products made from iglidur® high-performance polymers offer considerable weight reduction.
Every iglidur® high-performance polymer material developed by igus® undergoes a comprehensive test and validation process, which allows the selection of the most suitable material for any potential application. igus® GmbH conducts more than 15,000 tests a year in the largest test laboratory of the plastic industry. The results in this huge database are used to calculate the lifetime of the materials in a wide range of applications.
In more than 35 branches worldwide iglidur® Automotive experts support the selection of the right material, as well as the design of customized parts. The flexible design possibilities in plastic injection moulding is an extra major advantage of iglidur® polymer bearings. In our own on-site tool shop, mould tools are produced for virtually all customer designs.
Samples for initial testing can be delivered from the stock of over 100,000 part numbers.
New manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, the machining of extruded stock shapes, or injection moulded prototypes from a printed injection moulding tool can significantly reduce development times and costs.