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How are plain bearings constructed?

Lars Butenschön | 4. March 2022

One of the main features of plain bearings – compared to ball or rolling bearings – is their significantly less complex design. But is that really the case? In fact, different types of plain bearings differ significantly in how they are constructed and how they work. In this blog post, you will learn all about […]

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A house from the 3D printer?

Christine Barreto | 25. February 2022

The design possibilities of 3D printing are endless. Civil engineers and architects take advantage of this. Most recently, a house in Beckum was 3D printed. Read more about the many uses of 3D printers in architecture in this article.

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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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Lubricating polymer lead screws

igu-blog-adm | 18. January 2021

It is no secret that igus® is an advocate of non-lubrication of bearings. Simply put, lubrication is not required for igus® products. But that doesn’t stop customers from asking the recurring question: “Can I use WD-40 or another lubricant to grease my bearing?”

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Ball bearings in copy machines: Why xiros® is the right choice

Patrick Czaja | 4. December 2020

Polymer ball bearings are being used more and more frequently in copy machines. Why? They are lubrication-free, low-maintenance and extremely lightweight. No external lubrication is necessary and contamination of the application environment can be ruled out.

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