Automotive bearings and cable management in the Automotive industry

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On this website, we would like to introduce you to the use of iglidur® plastic plain bearings in cars, as well as the use of plastic energy supply systems in automotive production.
You will be surprised to learn about the current possibilities of high-performance polymers in cars.
Our goal for your application is always: "durable bearings - cost less":

No lubrication

Service life up

Costs down

Start by replacing metallic plain and roller bearings today, and exploit the enormous cost and weight reduction potential at your disposal.

Plastic plain bearings for the automotive industry  

Plain Bearings

in cars

Plastic plain bearings - ideal for use in cars, such as the drivetrain, the pedal mechanisms, and the transmission.

Energy supply systems in the automotive manufacturing industry  

Energy supply systems

Equipment in the automotive industry

Reliable energy supply systems in production lines, indoor cranes, robot arms and other areas of car production.

Energy supply systems in cars  

Energy supply


Use of energy supply solutions in cars.

Application examples of plastic products in the automotive industry  


Plain bearings for cars

Use of maintenance-free plastic products in cars and in car production.

Application examples of energy supply systems in cars  


Energy supply systems in cars

Applications with energy supply systems in cars.

Products for the automotive industry

Custom iglidur® injection moulded parts

Besides a large standard range of standard plain bearings, there are bearing solutions customised for each individual case with added value. igus® provides you both - from one source!

Custom iglidur® injection moulded parts    

Now 16 iglidur®
full range materials ...

At your fingertips – the most cost effectivebearing that is guaranteed to work

Now 16 iglidur®  full range materials ...    

… good to shafts … in case of heavy duty

iglidur® Q 290 shows outstanding service life in robust swivel applications, as they are frequently found in some agricultural machinery, especially on "soft" waves (eg galvanized). The duty of the shafts is minimal.

… good to shafts … in case of heavy duty    

Coating ... individual

Is it the beginning of new possibilities? The requirements regarding coatings on metal components are as varied as the counter partners.

Coating ... individual    

… new intermediate sizes of bar stocks

New iglidur® bar stock diameters of 15, 25, 35, 45 and 55 mm for more efficient production of lubricant and maintenance free components ...

… new intermediate sizes of bar stocks    

... +250 °C from stock

iglidur® X has an excellent combination of high temperatureresistance, high compressive strength, andexcellent resistance to chemicals.

... +250 °C from stock    

Dampening …

iglidur® M250 bar stock for applications that demanda bearing material with excellent vibration dampeningproperties.

Dampening …    

... wide variety ...

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist iglidur® J is available as tube in three diameters.

... wide variety ...    

... Fast production …

speedicut: machined special parts fromiglidur® materials

... Fast production …    

iglidur® product finder for semi-finished goods

iglidur® product finder, quickly find the right iglidur® material

iglidur® product finder for semi-finished goods    

... tribo-tape in new widths from stock ...

Even more variety on stock! Program extended with the widths 20, 50 and 500 mm (0.5 mm thickness).

... tribo-tape in new widths from stock ...    

… desired Design

Whether as a specially tailored by-the-metre productor freely designed prefabricated parts: We produceyour required product in the required width from ouriglidur® Tribo-Tape.

… desired Design    

... tribo-tape black in new widths from stock

Especially where the iglidur® Tribo-Tape is a visible part, the new black option now offers even more design freedom.

... tribo-tape black in new widths from stock    

highly wear-resistant... from the roll ...

The new highly wear-resistant iglidur® Tribo-Tape made of the material iglidur® V400 withstands the upper long-term application temperatures of +200 °C and is extremely resistant to media.

highly wear-resistant... from the roll ...    

iglidur® Tribo-Filament for 3D printing

The materials that have been specially developed for 3D printing are up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D print materials.

iglidur® Tribo-Filament for 3D printing    

… one material - from prototype to series …

The new Tribo-Filament iglidur® J260 is the first standard igus® material that is printable, available as bar stock and injection molding part.

… one material - from prototype to series …    

... 3D-Print Copyshop ... online

In just a few steps, you can calculate the price of your individual component and place orders directly online.

... 3D-Print Copyshop ... online    

iglidur® plain bearing expert

Using the iglidur® plain bearings expert you can get, after only a few inputs about your application, an overview of suitable iglidur® materials

iglidur® plain bearing expert    

iglidur® Product finder

iglidur® product finder takes you to the right bearing in a flash

iglidur® Product finder    

iglidur® on Tour: A compact car with 56 iglidur® plain bearings is going on a grand tour

iglidur® on Tour - around the world with plastic plain bearings made by igus®: a compact car is going on a grand tour

iglidur® on Tour: A compact car with 56 iglidur® plain bearings is going on a grand tour    

Current news for the automotive industry

iglidur® Clip On  

Connect & rest

Clip On-Design

e.g for use in seat and roof systems

Axial tolerance compensation

Captive preassembly possible

Electrically conductive materials are optionally available

Pressure-resistant materials up to 80 MPa

Quality assurance at igus®  

Quality from igus®

Advanced product quality planning (APQP), initial samples
according to PPAP and the compliance of the EU ordinance on old cars are a matter of course for us in automotive projects.

Tribological test rigs  

Tribological test rigs in the igus® test lab

With customer-specific tests at tribological test rigs in the dry-tech® test lab we find the solution for your application.

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Save 4 x time
Save 4 x costs

and cutting process costs at the same time

Fast assembly

Quick Selection

Individual consultation

Fast delivery

Coupling rods for gear shift mechanisms in transmissions  

Coupling rods for gear ... a mechanical connecting element between two components. Up to 250°C operating temperature.

iglidur® X6  

iglidur® X6 for pressure control valve, among other things

for operating temperatures from -100°C to +250°C in continuous operation.

News for the automotive industry  

News 2014

Current news from igus® for the automotive industry.

about igus®  

about igus®

Lower costs and raise service life by eliminating lubrication and lowering maintenance works.

Products and references for the automotive industry

Plastic plain bearings in cars  

iglidur® in the car

Replace metallic bearings with state-of-the-art plastic plain bearings from Cologne.

Products for use with sheetmetal components  

Solutions for plates

Special products from igus® for use in sheetmetal components in automobile applications.

Recalibration of KTL paint operations  

Draws precision from the crude

Low clearance iglidur® plain bearing through re-calibration during E-coating.

Plastic plain bearing properties  

General information on iglidur® plain bearings

Plain bearing properties, the self-lubricating effect, predictable material properties, etc.

Plain bearing materials finder  

iglidur® Product finder

The product finder immediately shows you the iglidur® material best suited for your requirements.

On-line shop for plain bearings  

iglidur® product overview

On-line shop

iglidur® plain bearing on-line catalog with prices

Plain bearing materials for the automotive industry  

Plain bearing materials

For the automotive industry

Overview of the most important igus® materials for automobile applications.

iglidur® special parts  

iglidur® special parts

Everything is possible - iglidur® special parts and solutions.

More products  

More products

Linear guide bearing, energy supply systems and more igus® products for your automotive application.

Predictable plain bearings  

iglidur® - Development & Production

iglidur® plain bearings signify the step from the plastic bushing to the tested and proven and thereby predictable machine element.

Plain bearings enquiry  

Fast quote for your application

In the automotive industry

Just tell us your requirements and we will send our offer.


Lower process costs

with online tools

Easily find and configure igus® products

Automotive industry media



Now faster and simpler designing in the automotive industry with 3D CAD formats for various systems.

Automotive brochure (PDF)  

Automotive brochure


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Press review of plastic plain bearing applications in automobile applications

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