Authors: J. Rabe
Addresses: INA Walzlager Schaeffler KG, West Germany
Abstract: This paper is intended to demonstrate how important very small plastic components can be - components which are hidden away inside the engine and carry out vital functions. These help to solve technical problems which could not be solved with conventional metal components. Frequently, they help to reduce production costs and they also prevent premature wear or damage within the car|s or engine|s lifespan.
Keywords: high temperature resistant polymers; nylon; PEEK; PES; plastics; roller bearings; single-belt drives; V-belts; plastic components; automotive components; vehicle design.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1990 Vol.11 No.3, pp.246 - 271
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