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Technical plastics vs. high-performance plastics vs. plastics for movement

Marco Thull | 5. June 2023

Technical plastics Technical plastics are a subgroup of thermoplastics that differs from standard plastics, high-performance plastics, and functional plastics in terms of properties and price (1). They are used for many applications including bearings, rollers, wheels, seals, and moulded parts (2). Examples of technical plastics include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyamide (PA), polyoxymethylene (POM), polycarbonate (PC), […]


Get ready for the future with the igus Automotive FastLine Service

igu-blog-adm | 21. April 2023

The igus FastLine Service: seven days to samples in automotive quality standard that are ready for series production


Plain bearing damage: causes, symptoms, and preventive measures

Lars Butenschön | 13. April 2023

Plain bearings are an important part of machines and systems because they allow low-friction movement between two components, reducing wear. Unfortunately, plain bearings can also suffer damage that can lead to machine failures. This blog post explains how plain bearings are damaged and how you can systematically analyse and avoid that damage. How are plain […]


Damage patterns of plain bearings – Part 2: Plain bearings melted

Lars Butenschön | 1. February 2023

Damage to plastic plain bearings is often the result of improper assembly, incorrect structural design or incorrect material selection. On the one hand, the nature and mode of operation of the plastic plain bearings place some demands on the dimensioning, design and assembly of the bearing point. On the other hand, compared to metallic bearings, […]


Tips for lower TCO and better environmental balance

Marco Thull | 27. January 2023

Service life, maintenance intensity, recyclability and Industry 4.0 compatibility are important factors that decide on the TCO and environmental balance. But they are by no means the only ones.