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Surface pressure and compressive strength – simply explained

Lars Butenschön | 10. June 2020

One encounters these specifications not only in the plain bearing sector, but also in other fields of mechanical engineering. From the maximum compressive strength to the maximum recommended surface pressure. They are often tested according to standards in technical papers and documentation and advertised as “extremely high” in marketing trades. Sometimes the surface pressure seems […]

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Coupling joints made of polymer – optimised materials for the automotive industry

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. June 2020

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 […]

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Spare parts for goods wagons

Thorsten Mersch | 8. June 2020

Goods wagons are often in service for 30 years or even 40 years. Getting spare parts at the beginning is no problem. But what do you do if the supplier removes this component from his product range or the whole company shuts its doors? This is no problem with standard parts such as screws, seals […]

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Polymer bearings in spring-mounted seat posts

Alexander Muzicenko | 5. June 2020

The seat post is an important component of a bicycle, especially when it comes to comfort. Not all roads are level and every impact is passed on to the rider. The saddle alone cannot absorb all impacts. The loads without suspension can have serious consequences for the back, for example. Essentially it is about more […]

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Precise polymer bearing points in medical technology

Ulf Hottung | 5. June 2020

“Can’t be done!” say many design engineers and are therefore not generally wrong, but also not always right, especially in medical technology. Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in polymer in general, are subject to various factors that influence the preferred bearing clearance. Impact on precision Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in […]

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