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Plain Bearings

3D printing: low-wear plastic components for the automotive industry

Sebastian Bloechl | 10. September 2019

Design freedom and fast reaction times are commonplace in development departments in the automotive industry. Anyone who can react quickly to new requirements gains competitive advantages.  Additive manufacturing and the automotive industry, which benefits from flexibility and speed, are made for each other. Free design possibilities, short delivery times and cost efficiency are only a […]

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Seal for plain bearings: What are the approaches available?

Uwe Sund | 5. August 2019

Too much dirt in the bearing? Basically, many plain bearings – depending on the type – are much less sensitive to dirt than rolling bearings. But as it often happens, if it’s too much, it’s too much. At the latest when the entire bearing clearance is filled with dirt, no one is wondering about problems. […]

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How to avoid Fogging in the car?

Dirk Tietz | 15. July 2019

What is fogging? Generally speaking, fogging refers to the outgassing of individual material parts that condense in the surroundings of the component. Usually, the fogging effect is associated with heated living spaces. Here, black-dust settlements occur in flats during the heating period. Typical signs of fogging are planar black coating or black dust that sticks […]

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Reduction of the surface roughness of plastic components with chemical smoothing

Sven Weber | 25. March 2019

Which 3d printed plastic components are suitable for this? Which ones are not? In contrast to vibratory grinding, the geometry of the component does not have a significant role in chemical smoothing – the suitability of the parts is virtually independent of geometry. Topic wall thicknesses: here it is important to avoid thin wall thicknesses […]

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Bearings for ATEX or explosive environments – A small guide

Lars Butenschön | 12. March 2019

Bearings for EX and ATEX – A small guideline Trying to search for bearings suitable for environments with explosive atmospheres online is not easy. In fact, you will end up with more questions than answers. Which materials are suitable? What exactly is ATEX and what does it require? And what about plastic bearings? Aren’t they […]

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