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Polymer bearings in adjustable seat posts

Alexander Muzicenko | 5. June 2020

The adjustable seat post is another variation of the seat post and is also called Dropper Post or Vario. This type is mainly used in mountain biking and has the advantage of height adjustment, which can be operated by remote levers. For downhill riding, the support can be lowered and raised for uphill or normal […]

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Polymer bearings in spring-mounted seat posts

Alexander Muzicenko | 5. June 2020

The seat post is an important component of a bicycle, especially when it comes to comfort. Not all roads are level and every impact is passed on to the rider. The saddle alone cannot absorb all impacts. The loads without suspension can have serious consequences for the back, for example. Essentially it is about more […]

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Gears made of iglidur® high-performance polymers in actuators

Steffen Schack | 2. June 2020

The proportion of electronic and electromechanical components in vehicles has been growing continuously for years. The increased comfort and the growing safety requirements promote this development. The cable harness, which is responsible for supplying all these components, is the second heaviest component in many motor vehicles, right after the engine. Actuators make up a large […]

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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 […]

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