Plain Bearings

Gears made of iglidur® high-performance polymers in actuators

Steffen Schack | 2. June 2020

The proportion of electronic and electromechanical components in vehicles has been growing continuously for years. The increased comfort and the growing safety requirements promote this development. The cable harness, which is responsible for supplying all these components, is the second heaviest component in many motor vehicles, right after the engine. Actuators make up a large […]


Bonding polymer plain bearings – How it works

Lars Butenschön | 28. May 2020

Plain bearings are usually pressed or clamped into the housing hole. They hold securely in the hole and do not rotate unintentionally. But what if this is not possible due to manufacturing tolerances? Another case: the plain bearing should even rotate. Even if it is not part of the standard repertoire of many plain bearings […]


Choosing plain bearing dimensions correctly – 3 tips

Lars Butenschön | 20. May 2020

Often enough, it is the surrounding factors such as housing hole, shaft and other elements that predetermine what plain bearing dimensions are chosen. Then whether a bearing with a length of 10mm or 12mm is selected only depends on the price or availability. But what about when these factors delimit the choice so tightly that […]


Moulding of iglidur® plain bearings

Steffen Schack | 18. May 2020

Innovative developments in the automotive industry require intelligent production methods, especially in the case of component integration. One injection moulding method that has now become established is the so-called hybrid or 2C (two-component) technique. In this method, a component is placed in the injection moulding tool and moulded with a type of polymer. As a […]


igubal Metallgelenkkopf

Metal rod ends from igus, the plastics expert?

Peter Hughes | 18. May 2020

This month, igus® presented many new products in the framework of the virtual igus “KMI” trade show. One of the new igubal® products stands out especially: the new metal rod end. Is this a mistake in the New Products Catalogue? What does this product have to do with motion plastics? Much more than is apparent at first glance.