Engine components such as slide bearings are subjected to heavy loading. Increasingly more efficient engines are being developed, which in turn increases the thermal and above all mechanical loads. What is more, the components are subjected to wear due to numerous factors such as friction and dirt, for example.
This is where copper alloys provide a reliable and highly efficient solution, as they permit particularly low-wear operation. Slide bearings can be used to optimum effect with materials specially developed by Wieland.
Materials specially developed by Wieland and used in products such as the piston bushing help to ensure the virtually frictionless operation of the engine.
Legal regulations increasingly restrict the use of lead in slide bearings. Lead has been used in the past because it improves the emergency running and machining properties during the production of the bearing. But also without lead, excellent alternatives are available thanks to new alloys.
To further advance the progress in the field of metals, Wieland has its own Research & Development department. This sees specialists working on projects aimed at ensuring that copper materials retain their popularity also in future.
The Wieland Group attaches importance to providing customers with end-to-end support wherever possible. We look after you personally and develop your customised solution with our various departments. This includes expert consulting, the development of innovative materials as well as prototypes, right through to the series production of your product.