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How to reduce costs in the automotive industry

How to reduce costs in the automotive industry

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Switch from metal to plastic bearings from igus

For more information visit http://www.igus.co.uk/wpck/default.aspx?pagename=automotive&wt.mc_id=SCRUK
Switch from metal to plastic bearings from igus

For more information visit http://www.igus.co.uk/wpck/default.aspx?pagename=automotive&wt.mc_id=SCRUK

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Video of the Week – How to reduce costs in the automotive industry Switch from metal to plastic bearings from igus
The automotive industry can enjoy up to factor 4 cost savings, through improvement in efficiency and performance, by switching to iglidur plastic bearings from igus. Made from highly technical plastics, iglidur bearings are cost-effective, light, clean running, heat resistant, robust and do not require any lubrication. Exacting consumer demands within a highly competitive market combine to place a huge challenge for car manufacturers; finding ways to provide durable, high performance vehicles that are competitively priced is critical. The benefits that triboplastic bearings can offer in preference to metal bearings are convincing many car manufacturers and their suppliers to make the switch. A typical vehicle has dozens of moving parts within its system, all of which have different requirements. In a wiper arm, for example, a bearing that won’t corrode, will repel dirt, runs noise-free and can withstand alternate bending is required. On the other hand for a steering system a bearing with low coefficients of friction, tolerance compensation and high stiffness is required, which in addition can operate without a polished shaft. Fortunately, all of these needs and more are catered for within the iglidur range of materials because each one comes with its own special properties. In addition, each material has been rigorously tested within the igus testing lab over millions of cycles, the results of which are used in the lifetime calculation.

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A short video illustrating where iglidur bearings are being used within a car can be viewed at: www.igus.co.uk/videos/plasticbearingsincars For more information on this and any other igus products, please contact igus UK on 01604 677240. For regular updates, follow us on www.twitter.com/igusUK, watch our videos at www.igus.co.uk/youtube and connect with us at www.igus.co.uk/facebook.

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