Constantly increasing price and cost pressure is forcing product development towards innovative alternatives. And this is just where value engineering (VAVE) comes in. What is VAVE, and how can it be used? VAVE is an enormously effective method of optimising technology, processes and costs. In the automotive industry with its focus on efficiency and quantity, […]
Save costs and assembly time with igus plain bearings in seat adjustments
The coupling joint, also referred to as double joint, describes a strut with connection possibilities on both sides. Here, ball and socket joints, screw threads or sleeves can be inserted, which connect the coupling joint with the corresponding vehicle components. Usually, coupling joints are made of steel or aluminium. But for years, polymer coupling joints […]
The application areas for plain bearings are enormous and can be found in almost all industries. As a rule, the main focus is on minimising wear and friction of the counter partners. But nowadays these requirements for the bearing point are supplemented by an essential detail. With the trend towards ever quieter vehicles and car […]
The modern car interior has many different knobs, dials and switches. Whether it is the adjustment of the window, air conditioning or sound level – we are increasingly resorting to the cleverly placed rotary adjusters in the interior. All these controls are directly related to the quality perception of the vehicle and can influence a possible car purchase.