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ball bearings

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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Ball bearing under water: xiros® polymer ball bearing vs. metal bearings

Patrick Czaja | 16. April 2020

igus has the world’s largest test laboratory for plastics in moving applications in Cologne, with around 12,000 tests per year. This includes tests that demand everything from the most diverse materials under the most adverse conditions. At the present test, a xiros fixed flange ball bearing competes against its metallic counterpart in a salt water […]

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How do the balls get into the ball bearing?

Patrick Czaja | 14. April 2020

Ball bearings consist of an inner and outer ring, a cage and rolling elements. The cage is used to separate the rolling elements from each other in the form of balls. If the balls were not separated, they would run against each other and overheat. With high rotational speeds and friction of the balls, destructive […]

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Why plastic sliding rollers? Part 2

Bastian Mehr | 9. April 2020

What can be done with a plastic sliding roller? Here we must clearly compare the cost-benefit factor. Basically, a solid plastic roller is a cost-effective component: of course, depending on the material and the production process behind it. But the plastic roller has its limits. Here one must assess whether the application is suitable. With […]

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Why are polymer ball bearings so interesting for vehicle interiors?

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. April 2020

Developing the interiors of cars is a big challenge for designers and engineers. Within just a few seconds, it creates a first gut feeling. Even before we sit down on the car seat, we reach for the steering wheel. Immediately afterwards, we examine the arm rest and feel the buttons for adjusting the windows. Of […]

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