2. Wheelchair wheel with speedy shock absorptionSoftwheel (Tel Aviv, Israel) boasts impact-absorbing wheels for wheelchairs. Wheel designers used Igus Iglide W300 plain bearings 18 times because the plastic bearings had so many benefits. The W300 bearings were robust, wear resistant, lightweight, corrosion resistant, suitable for linear and oscillating applications, and maintenance free.
And one would never know just glancing at the wheel that Igus plastic bearings were playing such an important role. “The problem with the bearings is that they’re always hidden,” joked Patrick Carl, head of international sales for Iglidur bearings.