Saint-Gobain works closely with Automotive design engineers to design solutions which offer consitent controlled friction between mating components to reduce wear and tear and protect against corrosion, vibration and mishandling.
Wear and misuse overtime can affect how a system performs, which can eventually lead to malfunction and negatively affect the experience for the end user. High friction values between automotive components can accelerate wear and tear and overall vehicle performance. Ultimately, wear damage in a system can lead to reputational damage for a marque.
By using materials and technologies that deliver controlled friction, engineers can reduce wear in an application. Creating automotive applications that feature a predictable and consistent performance over the lifetime of a vehicle which inspires confidence in customers.
A car is more than likely the second most expensive investment a person can make, and consumers expect that they are putting their cash into something that will last.
Factors such as corrosion, vibration and mishandling can all shorten the life of automotive applications. Engineers today must build in long life elements into their system, guarding against corrosion which looks unsightly and affects performance and compensate for mishandling by the end user. Saint-Gobain’s NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings ensure that engineers can develop systems which maintain their function and perform consistently over time.