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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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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 […]

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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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Easy assembly of plain bearings – with these 3 tips

Lars Butenschön | 30. March 2020

There are many ways to install a plain bearing: gluing, press-fit, screwing or clipping on by means of various snap-in functions. By default, most plain bearings are designed to be press-fitted. In theory this sounds very simple. In practice, however, many a stumbling block lurks. Especially plain bearings with thin wall thicknesses or those made […]

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