May 04th, 2022
The NORGLIDE® HP material is uniquely designed to optimize tribological performance in grease lubricated conditions. Specially formulated HP material fillers also contribute to the superior wear performance in efforts to increase bushing life.
April 14th, 2022
Our with Aluminum cladded metal reinforced material (SALC) is the latest NORGLIDE® material especially developed for automotive side door hinge bearings.
April 12th, 2022
What is tolerance stack-up, why does it matter, and what can be done about it? The following advice includes a simple explanation of the issues, the calculation method and – most importantly – what we can do as a result to optimise your system.
April 06th, 2022
We at Saint-Gobain understand that new interior comfort system design options like long tracks or swivel seats will push for new consumer expectations on the performance and user experience for a pleasurable and seamless ride.
October 18th, 2021
We went beyond existing limits and redefined our capabilities in micro-components. The results are plain bearings made of our composite material with an inner diameter of only 1mm as well as tolerance rings for 2mm small shaft diameters… tailor-made and in high volumes.
September 15th, 2021
Bearing technology has come a long way in the approximately 6,000 years of its history. From simple wheel bearings to the latest in NORGLIDE® modular sliding bearing technology. See how dependable friction control and long-lasting bearing performance products from Saint-Gobain began.
August 09th, 2021
The priorities for automotive engineers are changing. It is becoming clear that there will be significant changes to the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) considerations of future vehicles.
July 23rd, 2021
Reduce your manufacturing carbon footprint and make a big difference with a small component. RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are created with eco-friendly engineering design to reduce costs and respond to greater demands for environmentally friendly manufacturing.
April 30th, 2021
Read this helpful guide about roller and plain bearing, linear motion systems. Let’s have a look at the important things to consider when choosing one, like load and adjustment. When designing for linear motion you need to balance load, friction and adjustment effort.
April 21st, 2021
The torque limiter exists to protect equipment from mechanical overload. Critical components can fail or break at a moment’s notice, sending the torque levels rocketing way beyond what the system can deal with. As you can imagine, the results aren’t good.
February 08th, 2021
Engineering 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.
February 04th, 2021
Saint-Gobain's semi-anechoic chamber in Bristol, UK, can help you achieve NVH targets.
February 03rd, 2021
Painting defects can cause severe rework during e-coating. The design and choice of bearings is key to reduce paint defects. Through tailor-made conductivity while maintaining an electrically insulating top layer, they create paint separation within the hinge to reduce paint flakes and debris.
January 19th, 2021
The study of friction enables us to better understand the wear processes of materials, and ensures that our components are designed to have the optimum coefficient of friction. As you can imagine, tribology plays a massive part in our research and development.
October 23rd, 2020
Effective thermal transfer is essential within an electric motor if you want it to have a long and reliable working life. However, motors are having to work harder, more efficiently and in tougher conditions – and our team at Saint-Gobain has spotted a problem with thermal transfer.
October 19th, 2020
Often, clothes dryers are situated in the living areas of a home. Thus, the noise that they make is an important factor for dryer manufacturers. Some of the main sources of these noises are due to bearings located within the inner workings.
September 15th, 2020
Plastic bushings are a tempting choice as a low cost, off-the-shelf product. Plastic bearings are self-lubricating, maintenance-free, wear resistant and have a low coefficient of friction. But injection molded plastic has limitations in key performance areas that many applications require.