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Mechanical Components Features

Wireform seat mats ensure passenger comfort on luxury off-road vehicle

Renowned for its off-road capabilities, the latest iteration of one of the world’s most iconic 4-wheel drive vehicles is the toughest and most luxurious to date. Those qualities extend to the interior of the vehicle as well, with drivers and passengers expecting the toughest and most luxurious seats. This has been assured with the help of William Hughes, who fabricates a key structural element of the seat frame.

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Bearing selection for extreme operating environments

Many engineers have at least a basic understanding of rotating bearing technology, and in some cases have become experts in the field as various projects have come and gone over the years. A few design engineers will have hands-on experience too but what happens when the talk – and the project – turns to specifying bearings that must survive in a constant 473°C for three hours, and then continue to perform faultlessly as the temperature plummets to -219°C for another three hours?

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igus plain bearings help adaptive skier find the fast lane

Like every competitive athlete, Christopher Young stays acutely attuned to his equipment. Whether it is motorsport, cycling, skiing or any other event where equipment plays an important role in performance, athletes can feel instantly when their equipment is working properly…and when it is not.

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Shock absorber helps young woman to recover from tumour operation

An adjustable industrial shock absorber donated by WDS Component Parts Ltd. is helping a young woman regain strength and mobility following a major operation to remove a tumour. The shock absorber is incorporated into a modified rowing machine in a project coordinated by nationwide charity Remap.

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