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Bearing materials

New ball bearing material for medical technology applications – xirodur® MT180

Patrick Czaja | 9. May 2022

An innovation has been added to the range of xirodur materials. The xirodur MT180 material complies with DIN EN ISO 10993, and individual components are certified as USP Class VI. This allows safe use in medical technology applications.

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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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Polymer plain bearings in a gearbox – is this possible?

Sebastian Bloechl | 20. April 2020

“Shift and operate as we please”, a saying that can also be applied to vehicle operation. Be it a modern car or a freshly polished classic car: on some days we prefer to change gear earlier and save money, on others we tickle the last torque out of the engine. The gearbox and the shift forks […]

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How can polymer plain bearings be used in the engine compartment?

Dirk Tietz | 16. April 2020

Plastic and high temperatures? Yes, even as connection to actuators of turbochargers or in EGR valves, iglidur® high temperature materials are found millions of times as plain bearings or coupling joints. Polymer plain bearings are used in almost all engine components at a permanent application temperatures of up to 250°C and short-term 300°C. Only when […]

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New material iglidur® K250 in automotive applications

Julio Pauli | 9. April 2020

Wear results of our new material iglidur® K250, which is characterised by a high flexibility and moisture absorption, are presented below. Compared to the igus classic iglidur® M250, the tribological properties could also be improved.

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