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igus® Ireland

51A Caswell Road


Northampton NN4 7PW

+44 1604 677240
igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Model making

Model making is not just a hobby. It offers model makers the possibility to express themselves in a creative way and show what they can do with their hands. Models such as ships, aircraft and vehicles are recreated on many scales using construction kits - demanding work that requires great attention to detail. Alongside design, technology and electronics also play an important role. Whether put into motion by remote control (RC) or just as an ornamental model on a shelf -detail and precision makes model making very popular. As a motion plastics manufacturer, igus is setting new technological standards in this sector. Maintenance-free plain bearings, spherical bearings and linear guides offer many benefits especially for model making. The combination of light weight with high mechanical strength proves ideal for high-quality models.
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Model making

Sustainable ECO plain bearing program made from regranulate
For each component: delivery time, price & service life online
Our smallest ring bearings: ideal for tight installation spaces

Spare parts and prototypes from the 3D printer

Service life up to 50 times longer than standard 3D printing materials

Order individual parts for your model making project online from batch size 1: just upload a 3D model and use the immediate price calculation to select the suitable material and procedure. Ready to ship in one to three days.
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Products used in model making

Smallest diameters, bend radii and micro versions in all product areas

iglidur plain bearings

iglidur plain bearings
  • Lightweight and quiet
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Wide range of standard products and customised design

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings
  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than spherical bearings made of metal
  • 80% lighter than metal alternatives
  • Lubrication-free and therefore low-maintenance

Polymer slewing rings (PRT)

iglidur PRT slewing rings
  • Lightweight
  • Split bearings for difficult installation situations
  • Suitable for high load applications

xiros ball bearings

xiros ball bearings
  • Tough
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Predictable service life

drylin N low-profile linear guides

drylin N miniature guides
  • Very lightweight
  • Low installation height 6mm-12mm
  • Numerous carriage options

E2 micro e-chains

E2 micro e-chain
  • For the smallest of installation spaces
  • Stable, light and quiet
  • Perfect for highly dynamic applications

Model making applications

Further information

Model making product brochure

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