By using Saint-Gobain's Automotive application expertise and the unique geometries and structures of our technologies we can help engineers minimise Buzz Squeak and Rattle by addressing the Noise and Vibration characteristics of automotive components with our NORGLIDE® Polymer Bearings.
Noise can be irritating and unpleasant for today’s users. Unwanted vehicle noise – known as Buzz Squeak Rattle (BSR) – adversely affects the driving experience and can reduce the user’s confidence in a brand, particularly as consumer trends increasingly demand a smooth, quiet ride.
In automobiles, multiple systems featuring a large number of small moving parts, noise often seems unavoidable. However, by using advanced materials, engineers can take advantage of technologies that deliver a quieter and more pleasant experience time-after-time, within both interior and exterior vehicle applications.
Vibration is the physical oscillating movement of a body or an object. Within automotive systems with a large number of moving parts, this vibration can create unnecessary noise and discomfort for the user. Vibration also increases wear on assembly.
Saint-Gobain solutions are designed to minimise vibration. Our technologies and solutions reduce wear on components to deliver a long life for systems and provide for smoother, more consistent operations, inspiring consumer confidence over the lifetime of a vehicle.