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Plain Bearings

An endurance runner, even under water: the xiros polymer ball bearing

Patrick Czaja | 19. May 2021

The most environmentally friendly way to dive is to use flippers. But if you find that too taxing and prefer a certain level of convenience, you can use a pedal-powered submersible. The French adventurer Stephane Rousson, who once crossed the English Channel with a pedal-powered airship, has developed one. “Scubs_x0002_ter“ is the name he gave […]

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Advantages of iglidur® plain bearings in a vehicle interior using the example of backrest adjustment

Jonas Burk | 17. May 2021

The reasons for iglidur® plain bearings in vehicle interiors are manifold. In this blog post, I explain the main advantages based on 5 features. Enjoy reading!

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Comparison of plain bearing materials: bronze bushings and other alloys

Lars Butenschön | 14. May 2021

Bronze bushings, like many other purely metallic bushings, are based on a so-called alloy. In this process, metallic “mixtures” are created by melting together different types of metal, which in turn have different specifications. A direct comparison of these different alloys with the no less numerous different polymer compounds, which are common in polymer bearings, […]

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Polymer ball bearings in plasma technology

Patrick Czaja | 12. May 2021

Within the industry, plasma technology has established itself as a technical standard for optimising material surfaces. Atmospheric pressure plasmas are created, for example, by electrical discharges in the air or by other gases. They enable remarkable material surface treatment due to a large amount of reactive and short-lived chemical species. The species clean, disinfect and […]

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Seat height adjustment – permanently quiet thanks to innovative plain bearing designs

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2021

Save costs and assembly time with igus plain bearings in seat adjustments

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