Our engineers bring dedicated industry knowledge and application expertise to our customers.
Our customers are engineers, and we are too. Through listening, we develop a deeper understanding of their challenges.
We are committed to making a big difference to our customers by working with them and delivering on four key benefits.
Meeting Engineering Challenges with Advanced DesignEngineering is about meeting challenges and problem solving, and we believe problems are best solved in partnership. Through collaboration we aim to understand the challenges our customers face and work to implement the ideal solution using advanced bearing design. Each application has its own unique technical requirements, which is why we work with our customers to develop prototypes and perfect the exact component. Our products perform to the highest standards even under extreme conditions through our use of PTFE material and other technologies, contributing to the overall product benefits and making a tangible difference to the end user’s experience. In every sector, engineers face challenges in the design and implementation of their products. The bearing design of our NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are designed to offer our customers four key benefits.
Weight, Space and Cost
Today's consumers demand lighter products. The challenge for designers is reducing weight without compromising on robustness. Saint-Gobain offers a range of solutions which include lightweight, advanced materials to deliver on market expectations.
A number of small space savings in a system can soon add up. Replacing multiple parts with one part or introducing ultra-thin components can free up space and deliver greater comfort to end users.
For manufacturers and consumers alike cost savings have never been more important. Working closely with expert component engineers to streamline and combine components can bring down production costs, while eliminating lubricants, delivers savings over a product’s lifetime.
Component Fit and Assembly
Ensuring Component Fit
Today's most commercially successful products are built to last, enjoyable to use and are economic to assemble. Perfect Fit is vital in delivering on market expectations. Our solutions are developed so engineers can introduce the ideal tolerance compensation into every design to ensure the best possible fit between mating components.
Easier and more efficient assembly of components saves both time and money during manufacturing. Combining advanced materials in unique and innovative ways, while using versatile parts and materials designed to facilitate assembly, enables the manufacturing process to be optimised. Streamline your assembly and make cost and efficiency gains by choosing Saint-Gobain.
Noise and Vibration
Noise can be irritating and unpleasant for the end user. Yet for applications with a number of small moving parts, noise often seems unavoidable. Saint-Gobain are committed to designing products that provide a quieter and more pleasant experience, time after time.
As the physical oscillating movement of a body or object, vibration can create unnecessary noise and discomfort for the user. It also increases and accelerates wear on an assembly. Our PTFE material solutions reduce vibration which can lead to a longer life for components and product, and a more enjoyable experience for the end user.
Our newly built anechoic chamber, situated in our Bristol site, UK, provides a state-of-the art testing environment that can be utilised for testing multiple automotive systems. Find out more about how we can reduce buzz, squeak and rattle.
Friction and Longevity
Wear and misuse can adversely affect how a product performs and can lead to malfunction, affecting the experience for end users and damaging brands. Controlling friction can reduce wear on a product and ensure it functions effectively time and again, delivering a product that users can trust.
Uncertain economic times call for products that are efficient to manufacture and built to last. By introducing elements designed to guard against corrosion and compensate for any mishandling by the end user, products can maintain their function and perform consistently over time.