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Plain bearings – advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Lars Butenschön | 18. March 2022

You are faced with the decision to use a plain bearing, but you are not sure whether this is really the better choice compared to rolling bearings? Why not leave everything alone and simply do without a bearing? This post is intended to help you make that decision, in addition to providing a preview of […]

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Can igus polymers survive in outer space?

Florian Schiller | 18. March 2022

Outer space has always been a fascinating place that mankind has been exploring for many years. All the machines and materials used “up there” have to contend with extreme conditions. In addition to extreme temperature fluctuations, incomprehensible distances and cosmic radiation, there is also a vacuum in space. Two key challenges are discussed in this […]

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How are plain bearings constructed?

Lars Butenschön | 4. March 2022

One of the main features of plain bearings – compared to ball or rolling bearings – is their significantly less complex design. But is that really the case? In fact, different types of plain bearings differ significantly in how they are constructed and how they work. In this blog post, you will learn all about […]

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Gluing bushings – this is how it works

Lars Butenschön | 25. February 2022

Bushings are usually pressed or clamped into the housing hole. In this way they hold securely in the hole and do not rotate unintentionally. But what if this is not possible due to manufacturing tolerances? Another not so rare case: The bushing should even rotate. Even if it is not part of the standard repertoire […]

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Ball bearings for high-temperature applications – xirodur® A500

Patrick Czaja | 20. January 2022

With the market launch in 2007, igus achieved a milestone with the in-house material xirodur A500 for plastic ball bearings. This is because ball bearings made of this material have the specification of perfect functioning both at very high temperatures and in applications in chemical environments. Our ball bearings come without a drop of lubricating […]

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