igus polymer bearings target automotive applications

There is hardly a new car on the road these days that does not use plastic bearings in an application which would have traditionally use metal bearings.

From seats to steering systems, throttle linkages to transmission, clutch pedals to convertible roofs, diesel exhaust systems to door hinges, igus iglidur plastic bearings are saving time and money for many automotive manufacturers.

The igus bearing range consists of over 35 standard materials, as well as hundreds of special tribological solutions. For example, iglidur plastic bearings are now commonly used in hinge systems that have to go through the E-Coat paint process, and special parts can be supplied that give a finished bearing with literally no clearance at all – a perfect transition fit.

Special parts, even for under-the-bonnet applications where extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions are prevalent, can be produced to a customer's own design and, using fast moulding techniques, delivered in as little as 24 hours.

The use of iglidur plain bearings is kinder to the environment and saves cost too. igus UK also holds ISO 9001 and 140001 accreditation, as well as the automotive TS16949.

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