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Automotive

BSR and NVH: what influence do polymer plain bearings have on noise generation?

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2020

The application areas for plain bearings are enormous and can be found in almost all industries. As a rule, the main focus is on minimising wear and friction of the counter partners. But nowadays these requirements for the bearing point are supplemented by an essential detail. With the trend towards ever quieter vehicles and car […]

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iglidur plain bearings in windscreen wiper kinematics

Steffen Schack | 8. May 2020

A functioning windscreen wiper is an important part of the car and crucial for comfort and road safety. The wiper arm, together with the lever mechanism responsible for its movement, should last for the whole service life of the vehicle and function perfectly.    For the moving components and bearing points, this means extreme load over several million cycles in many respects: the airstream […]

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Service goes orange – how igus reduces your workload

Steffen Schack | 24. April 2020

igus motion plastics – tribologically optimised high-performance polymers for moving applications – are the result of decades of research and development work. Each igus material, known under the iglidur brand name (https://www.igus.eu/iglidur), is thoroughly tested in our 3,800m² test laboratory. We have a huge material selection and are constantly adding new materials developed for various […]

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Plain bearings for CDC processes: self-calibration in six steps

Julio Pauli | 24. April 2020

Plain bearings are used inside motor vehicles: in hinges, bonnet mechanisms and seats. At these points, there are often rough mounts and collared grooves. iglidur plain bearings use the effect of heat in the CDC process to calibrate themselves, ensuring that they fit in place exactly.

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Vehicle interior – 3 examples of polymer ball bearings in control elements

Sebastian Bloechl | 23. April 2020

The modern car interior has many different knobs, dials and switches. Whether it is the adjustment of the window, air conditioning or sound level – we are increasingly resorting to the cleverly placed rotary adjusters in the interior. All these controls are directly related to the quality perception of the vehicle and can influence a possible car purchase.

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