The exterior of a car has numerous opening and closures that rely on bearings that can withstand high load, high usage and tight tolerances.
Bearings are used in every pivot point and for every type of exterior hinge; forged stamped and profile door hinges, trunk hinges, door handles or sliding door mechanisms (the list could go on). What unites all these hinges is the combined requirement of performance longevity and functionality.
Across the whole vehicle new developments are constantly being introduced to improve the experience for the driver and passenger(s). For the car exterior, powered doors are starting to become the norm which introduces a new requirement of torque overload protection.
With products that solve many of the challenges faced by automotive engineers, we delve into the application solutions for door hinges, bearings that offer corrosion resistance and reduce paint defects alongside experts in NVH that can help reduce noise and vibrations to improve vehicle experience for the driver and passengers.