Technical plastics Technical plastics are a subgroup of thermoplastics that differs from standard plastics, high-performance plastics, and functional plastics in terms of properties and price (1). They are used for many applications including bearings, rollers, wheels, seals, and moulded parts (2). Examples of technical plastics include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyamide (PA), polyoxymethylene (POM), polycarbonate (PC), […]
The cargo area of a van or a commercial vehicle in general offers a lot of space. Craftsmen in particular need enormous storage space for the equipment, which is essential for the trips undertaken for the jobs. Therefore, organisation and efficient use of storage space is essential. In Japanese, the so-called 5S method is already […]
For metallic ball bearings, determining the installation size is usually simple. Usually the type designation is printed either on the inner or outer ring. It becomes more difficult, however, if the imprint remains unrecognisable despite cleaning. Therefore the ball bearing must be measured manually at this point. _x000D_ I now know my ball bearing […]
Plastics and hot temperatures in ovens do not have to oppose each other, as shown in the following application example of the Koppe company. Because lubrication-free polymer ball bearings from igus are successfully used in their pellet stoves for private households. The functionality of the stoves is ingenious, as the pellets burn without electricity via a mechanical drive unit. The polymer ball bearings ensure long running times and smooth operation in the drive unit.
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 […]