Precise polymer bearing points in medical technology

Ulf Hottung | 5. June 2020

“Can’t be done!” say many design engineers and are therefore not generally wrong, but also not always right, especially in medical technology. Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in polymer in general, are subject to various factors that influence the preferred bearing clearance. Impact on precision Correct is: polymer bearings, or bearing points in […]


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Calculate surface pressure for plain bearings – this is how it works!

Lars Butenschön | 4. June 2020

One of the most important parameters for determining the correct plain bearing is the surface pressure that occurs in the respective application. Without them, one can actually only roughly estimate (sounds more technical than “guessing”) whether the plain bearing in question is suitable. As a matter of course, literature and the technical documentation of the […]


Choosing plain bearing dimensions correctly – 3 tips

Lars Butenschön | 20. May 2020

Often enough, it is the surrounding factors such as housing hole, shaft and other elements that predetermine what plain bearing dimensions are chosen. Then whether a bearing with a length of 10mm or 12mm is selected only depends on the price or availability. But what about when these factors delimit the choice so tightly that […]


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 […]


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 […]