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How to press-fit bushings

Lars Butenschön | 12. August 2021

If you want to always be able to install your bushings, especially plain bushings, without frustration or damage, you should follow a few basic tips. This post will list these tips and provide an explanation for each. Before press-fitting the bushing: Pay attention to tolerances and fit-related oversizing Plain bushings must be press-fitted because they […]

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Comparison of plain bearing materials: bronze bushings and other alloys

Lars Butenschön | 14. May 2021

Bronze bushings, like many other purely metallic bushings, are based on a so-called alloy. In this process, metallic “mixtures” are created by melting together different types of metal, which in turn have different specifications. A direct comparison of these different alloys with the no less numerous different polymer compounds, which are common in polymer bearings, […]

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Seat height adjustment – permanently quiet thanks to innovative plain bearing designs

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2021

Save costs and assembly time with igus plain bearings in seat adjustments

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Can I lubricate plastic plain bearings with WD-40? – iglidur plain bearing podcast – episode 01

Lars Butenschön | 21. October 2020

Quite often squeaking plain bearings are treated with WD-40. But what works for creaking living room doors or rattling bicycle chains can’t hurt plain bearings, right? I will get to the bottom of this question in today’s podcast episode. Further information on the topic: The detailed background to our laboratory tests with WD-40 and plastic […]

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Surface pressure and compressive strength – simply explained

Lars Butenschön | 10. June 2020

One encounters these specifications not only in the plain bearing sector, but also in other fields of mechanical engineering. From the maximum compressive strength to the maximum recommended surface pressure. They are often tested according to standards in technical papers and documentation and advertised as “extremely high” in marketing trades. Sometimes the surface pressure seems […]

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