iglidur I3 – the first 3D printing material for vehicle interiors

Julio Pauli | 26. June 2020

The automotive industry requirement profile for materials used in vehicle interiors is continusously becoming more stringent. These requirements can be found in the OEMs specifications and are based on the legal requirements.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A (long) lifetime of the car without lubrication

Dirk Tietz | 13. May 2020

Many bearing positions in vehicles have to work without external lubricants such as grease or oil for their entire life, but must not fail or cause noise. How is this possible over many years? There are basically several types of lubrication: Consumption or loss of lubrication: old lubricant is continuously or cyclically replaced by new […]