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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for the
printing industry

Clean, quiet, cost-effective solutions for printing technology

The term printing technology refers to numerous methods of duplicating masters and templates. Similarly, igus motion plastics refers to numerous tribologically optimised polymer products which help you reduce the cost of your equipment and increase its service life. They do this by eliminating the need for lubrication and maintenance with our dry-operating bearing elements or by providing fail-safe cables and optimum cable guidance. From our range of 100,000 modular products, we always offer the right solution for every requirement. Extremely low-vibration energy supplies for very high acceleration rates, super-silent running from 32 dB(A), very high data rates (CAT7, 600 MHz) and a 36-month chainflex guarantee.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Corrosion-resistant; no need for lubricant or maintenance, even in 24/7 operation
  • Insensitive to printing powder and paper dust
  • Vibration-dampening and quiet
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Available from stock
  • Cost-effective
  • Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity
  • Fast delivery and easy assembly
  • Long predictable service life


New products in 2021

3D printed wear-resistant parts with sensors

Fast manufacture of intelligent special parts for predictive maintenance

▲ Tech up
  • Wear-resistant parts with sensors using multi-material 3D printing
  • Warning when wear limit is reached
▼ Cost down
  • No minimum order quantity, no tool costs
  • Ready to ship in only 3 working days or more (upon request)

Learn more about 3D isense

Wear-resistant and conductive

Lightweight and long service life - made of polymer

Antistatic, lightweight, made of carbon

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.


Products for print technology:

Energy chain E6.1

E6.1 e-chain

  • Extremely quiet and low-vibration
  • Consistently high precision and dynamics
  • Smooth interior space is easy on cables

chainflex control cable CF9

chainflex cable CF9

  • For heaviest duty applications
  • TPE outer jacket has extremely high flexural strength
  • 36-month guarantee

drylin W linear guides

drylin W linear guide

  • High rigidity
  • Resistant to dirt due to dry operation
  • Easy installation, maintenance-free

iglidur G plain bearings

iglidur G plain bearings with or without flange

  • High wear resistance
  • Resistance to dust and dirt
  • Cost-effective

xiros polymer ball bearing

xiros polymer ball bearing

  • Costs up to 40% less than metal bearings
  • 100% lubrication-free
  • Temperature-resistant from -40 to +80°C

igubal spherical bearings

igubal pillow block bearings

  • Up to 80% lighter than metal bearings
  • Low-friction dry operation
  • Resistant to dust and dirt


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Further information

Printing technology product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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igus online tools

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

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