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Northampton NN4 7PW

+44 1604 677240
igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Prosthetics and orthotics plain bearings

Prosthetics and orthotics braces are intended to make life easier and increase personal mobility; the requirements they have to meet are correspondingly high. The material must withstand the considerable loads placed on it and not be so heavy that it makes the wearer tired. It must be capable of being used everywhere: during swimming in salt or chlorine water, in sand, at high and low temperatures. It must be ensured that creams and medical products cannot impair the functionality of the material or place undue stress on it. Bearings made of polymers from igus® are made for precisely such applications and are ideal for constructions with demanding requirements.
Advantages of iglidur® plain bearings:
  • No stick-slip effect
  • Shock-absorbing
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Quiet operation
  • Resistant to impacts and edge loads
  • Media-resistant
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Lubrication-free
Would you like more information about parts used in prosthetics? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Products often used with prosthetics and orthotics

iglidur W300 plain bearings

iglidur® W300

  • For a long service life during continuous operation
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Extremely high abrasion resistance
  • Suitable for rugged and stainless steel shafts
  • Dirt-resistant
  • Large range of sizes available
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iglidur bar stock

iglidur® plastic rod

  • A large range of iglidur® materials available as plastic rod, tubes and plates
  • Currently 25 iglidur® materials to choose from
  • Cut to required size
  • No cutting costs
  • Machining with no minimum order quantity
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Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

Custom machining

  • No minimum order quantity
  • Rapid production
  • Suitable for prototypes as well as small and high volume production
  • Large selection of high-performance materials
  • Support for your design requirements
eco range

Eco bearings

  • Temperature resistant
  • Robust
  • Low-cost
  • Great wear properties
  • A range of materials available. 
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iglidur E

iglidur® E plastic rod

  • Wear resistant
  • Endurance runner
  • Low coefficients of friction
  • Available in different diameters
  • Vibration dampening
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online tool

Use the online tool!

  • Find out the delivery time,
  • price,
  • service life
  • and much more by using one of the many online tools available free of charge
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Application examples of our customers

Further information on prostheses

Dedicated brochure for prostheses & ortheses

Product brochure as PDF

Important information on our products and services for  prostheses & ortheses.
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igus online tools on the tablet

igus® online tools

Configure desired product online, calculate service life, reduce process costs
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Medical technology

Related: Medical Technology

Polymer solutions for X-ray robots, laboratory equipment, wheelchairs, medical furniture, ...
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