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Plastic bearings for automotive onboard applications

Change now from metal to iglidur® plastic bearings and improve the performance of your application due to lower weight, quieter running, high wear resistance and freedom from corrosion. We offer you standard dimensions immediately from stock, and individual, customised solutions. Cost-effective prototypes can be produced with our speedigus® service, for instance with 3D-printed injection moulds, as 3D-printed parts or machined parts made of iglidur® bar stock. Benefit from our 30-year experience in the automotive industry and the high customisability of iglidur®.
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Lubrication- and maintenance-free plain bearings for the automotive industry

Standard parts from the online shop  
Standard bearings ordered quickly and simply from our online shop

  • Standard parts from stock
  • Short delivery time
  • Cost-effective
  • Large number of different bearing types and high-performance polymers to choose from

Various customised bearings made by igus® to your specific requirements  
Customised component according to individual requirements

  • Production customised to provide the required design, quantity and material
  • Suitable for prototypes as well as small and high volume production
  • A range of manufacturing processes to meet individual needs
  • Large selection of high-performance materials

Checked in the igus® test laboratory for real use

Tested for continuous load, very small installation spaces, media resistance and quiet operation

Glimpse into the dry-tech® test laboratoryIn the industry's largest plastic test laboratory, iglidur® bearings are put to the acid test. Under practical conditions, the bearings are tested at different speeds and loads against different shaft materials. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.


iglidur® bearings successfully used in onboard in cars

Interior applications

iglidur® bearings in the car seat  
Low-noise, easily adjustable seat systems

iglidur® bearings are resistant to high static loads up to 120 MPa without problems. To compensate tolerances, iglidur® bearings use high temperatures for drying after the e-coating.

iglidur® plain bearings in multiple-joint hinges  
iglidur® prevents corrosion in multiple-joint hinges

iglidur® polymer bearings are used in, e.g. door and multiple-joint hinges, as they are corrosion-free, compensate tolerances, are suitable for e-coating and run silently.

iglidur® bearings at pedals  
Pedals without vibrations and noise

Radial and axial preload of iglidur® bearings avoid vibrations and noise. They compensate tolerances, are not sensitive to edge loads and have a high static load capacity.

Exterior applications

iglidur® bearings in the chassis  
High-load chassis applications

Spherical shells, rolling and plain bearings in chassis applications are often substituted with iglidur® bearings. Advantages are good dampening properties, high resistance to alternating bending load and wear.

iglidur® bearings in brake calliper bearings  
constant stability at extreme vibration

iglidur® bearings are resistant to media, pressure and wear and can therefore also be used in brake calliper bearings. Their price-performance ratio makes them unbeatable.

iglidur® thrust washers in mirror adjustment  
Low static friction enables simple adjustment

Thrust washers made of iglidur® material replace metallic bearings and simple plastics. They have low static friction, run silently and can be produced in special shapes.

Engine compartment applications

iglidur® bearings in a belt tensioner  
Wear-resistant despite high loads

In the belt tensioner, bearings are exposed to high-frequency oscillating movements. This does not pose a problem for the wear-resistant iglidur® material. They fulfil their purpose reliably and have a dampening effect.

iglidur® in the throttle valve  
High temperature and a lot of movement cycles

The plastic bearings run reliably at up to 10 million movement cycles and ambient temperatures of up to 200°C. Due to their media resistance, they can be used in the engine compartment without problems, e.g. in throttle valves.

iglidur® bearings in gear  
Robust, noise-dampening bearings in the gearbox

iglidur® bearings are resistant to transmission oil, noise-dampening and do not let contact corrosion develop. Therefore, they are suitable for use in gear connection and at shift forks.

For you, the sample box is free of charge!

See for yourself that our products are of the highest quality. The bearings sample box contains information on bearing applications in cars and the most important iglidur® bearings.

Sample box automotive production  

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