Plain bearings

Spare parts for goods wagons

Thorsten Mersch | 8. June 2020

Goods wagons are often in service for 30 years or even 40 years. Getting spare parts at the beginning is no problem. But what do you do if the supplier removes this component from his product range or the whole company shuts its doors? This is no problem with standard parts such as screws, seals […]


Bonding polymer plain bearings – How it works

Lars Butenschön | 28. May 2020

Plain bearings are usually pressed or clamped into the housing hole. They hold securely in the hole and do not rotate unintentionally. But what if this is not possible due to manufacturing tolerances? Another case: the plain bearing should even rotate. Even if it is not part of the standard repertoire of many plain bearings […]


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 […]


A (long) lifetime of the car without lubrication

Dirk Tietz | 13. May 2020

Many bearing positions in vehicles have to work without external lubricants such as grease or oil for their entire life, but must not fail or cause noise. How is this possible over many years? There are basically several types of lubrication: Consumption or loss of lubrication: old lubricant is continuously or cyclically replaced by new […]


The multitude of application possibilities with iglidur in seating systems

Julio Pauli | 12. May 2020

A modern car seat today is very complex and has undergone enormous technological progress in recent years. More and more electronic adjustment options (e.g. seat height adjustment) have found their way into the mass production applications of car manufacturers by means of actuators. Thereby the minimisation of noise and weight is a crucial requirement for all modern seating designs. Seating systems should be light, offer maximum comfort and, at the same time, be safe.