Manufacturing of special bearings and drawing parts in large series for industry and commercial vehicles
"All types of production from milled parts to stamped parts of all materials and special bearings.
" FUD-Customize" meets your individual requirements for your rolling bearing-based components for small and large series.
- Injection moulding
Customised drawing parts and special bearings from FUD for your application
Such requests from our customers are often rolling bearing-based assemblies or rolling bearings in the industrial and commercial vehicle sector. We achieve the described quality and individual suitability for your needs together with you in proven project processes and subsequent production steps.
Throughout the process, our 75 years of experience with rolling bearings and linear technology pays off.
In the area of drawing parts and prototypes of the supply of rolling bearings and linear technology, it is all about long-term cooperation for your series production. Especially when we keep an eye on your production together with you and optimise the development of your products and systems from the perspective of both the user and the manufacturer.
Many of our successful projects start with the customer's request for a longer service life of a component or for a cost saving in series or mass production. Often, proven standard bearings according to DIN or small modifications are sufficient to fulfil a requirement for you in the same way every time. Occasionally, however, our customers require special bearings and special parts for special requirements or entire components as drawing parts.
Take advantage of our entire experience from the fields of rolling bearings and linear technology, which come together in the area of drawing parts. This saves you from making costly mistakes while optimising your planning at the same time.
Trusted contacts with countless suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world open up new opportunities for you.
Ball bearings as deep groove or angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, plain bearings or spherical plain bearings - these and many other options need to be examined in order to design a precise result for your frequently industrial needs.
Seven good reasons to place your trust in us
Step 1 - The customer sends us an enquiry with a description of his requirements and his drawings.
Step 2 - In the case of FUD, a manufacturability and feasibility analysis with calculations of the influencing factors and the resulting requirements for the materials used, the technologies to be employed and the manufacturing processes with a concrete recommendation and optimisation proposalsare carried out in a coordinated effort.
Step 3 - After a joint comparison with the customer, we select the ideal manufacturer for you and plan the suppliers
Step 4 - In the price calculation and price check, we weigh up the ideal concept with the client
Step 5 - After your approval of the production sample, the start of series production takes place
Step 6 - Stocking and just-in-time delivery by our central warehouse in Sprockhövel
Step 7 - Ongoing optimisation and adaptation to changes at the customer
We often work with our clients in long-term framework agreements for mutual benefit.
Important components of our process for your drawing parts are the specific selection of the right bearing, the right materials for the component and targeted calculations so that your component meets exactly the requirements you need
We achieve these and other goals of our customers together through the proven FUD process for drawing parts.
Delivery of bearings, special parts and drawing parts just in time
Increasing the service life of components
Reduction of production or unit costs
For our customers we offer
Milled parts / CNC milling / CNC milled parts
Drawing parts with bore
Drawing parts with special bearings
Components from the injection moulding process
Drawing parts with ground material
Galvanised drawing parts
Components with special coatings
Punching, drilling, injection moulding, assembling, grinding, riveting and galvanising, among others, are all part of the FUD Customize product range.
Especially in the run-up to the production of your drawing parts, many decisions have to be made that determine the later properties of the component and decide whether a component is an economical solution for you. Depending on the requirements, the various materials can be mechanically produced and manufactured in different processes. Down to the thousandth of a millimetre (µ) and up to metres in size, in one-off production or in large quantities and high volumes or special geometries - different manufacturing processes and production techniques fit from workpiece to workpiece. Through our proven network of local and international manufacturers and suppliers, we have almost unlimited capabilities, machines, processes and experience at our disposal.
For very special requirements, we can also help you with special materials.
Choice of stainless steel variants
As different as the requirements and areas of application of drawing parts are, as many possibilities are available in the choice of materials.
Depending on the external influence on your drawing parts, different properties of the materials used are required. Such influencing factors can be pressure, temperature, size, durability and many more. In our joint process of creating and designing your drawing part, we select the components according to the requirements for durability, weight, dimensions or price. Often a combination of different materials is the right solution. The individual components of your drawing part are then manufactured from the ideal materials with the highest precision. This also applies to any connecting elements that may be required for the later application.
Components of hydraulic systems
Components of pneumatic systems
Food and food industry
This broad range of customers and requirements results in special advantages for our customers and buyers, because hardly any influencing factor goes unnoticed.
Here you will find our success stories that we have written with our customers.
The customer we would like to introduce to you today is active in chemical medical technology.
Its products are used in laboratories and offer solutions in centrifugal technology.
In medical laboratories, substances are centrifuged, which means the sedimentation (separation) of different substances into their individual components. It is very important to our customer's customers to obtain simple, efficient, durable, functionally justified and sophisticated centrifuges.
The following challenges arise in this application:
Due to centrifuging, there is a risk that the grease from the ball bearings contaminates the samples.
The grease escaping from the ball bearings due to the centrifugal force could therefore contaminate the laboratory samples. This must be prevented at all costs.
Therefore, the bearings are used without grease in this application.
This in turn brings with it the problem that the ball bearings begin to rust.
Without lubrication, the service life is also considerably shortened, among other things due to higher heat generation.
But how can a ball bearing achieve its optimum service life without lubricant?
Lubrication with rolling bearing grease is elementary for the service life.
The ball bearing essentially consists of six components; inner ring, outer ring, cage, balls, grease and sealing washers.
Based on our findings, we have optimised the following components:
We changed the material of the inner and outer rings to increase corrosion resistance. Stainless steel proved to be a more suitable material for this. We also turned the ball bearing into a hybrid bearing by using ceramic balls. The only question left was the grease! Here our technical team did a great job. We selected a special Peek cage that solved this problem in an excellent way. The cage is composed of various components, which results in automatic lubrication without contaminating the laboratory samples. The cage now takes over the function of the lubricant.
The customer was previously only able to solve the problems partially and only through complex assembly activities in his own work. This resulted in high labour costs. Due to the improved corrosion resistance, the service life of the rolling bearings has also increased significantly. In addition, the maintenance intervals of the products are significantly extended. Due to the longer service life of the bearings, our customer not only saves money, but we also save important resources and thus protect the environment.
Cooperation with good practitioners with solution-oriented experience from a wide range of industry applications pays off especially for both users and traders. In this way, you avoid the mistakes that others have already made before you and fall back on existing and reliable structures. For example, subsequent reactions in production plants can be avoided before they occur. In a practical example, we once recommended the changeover from slide-bearing elements to special ball-bearing elements in a production line. This not only led to improved energy efficiency, but also significantly extended the service life of the driving electric motors of the drive.
Another example of such synergy effects is the targeted testing and calculation of the dimensioning of the properties of the bearings or components used. We experience time and again that supposedly suitable bearings are used because they are quickly available as standard bearings and can be used in accordance with DIN standards, but their quality is oversized for the customer's individual application.
Individually calculated and costed, solution-adapted alternatives can be found that achieve significant cost savings, especially in series and mass production, by replacing just such a bearing with an adapted bearing that is reduced in quality, saves costs and is still completely sufficient.
Time and again, our worldwide cooperation and experience with suppliers, producers and service providers pays off. This means that FUD is not limited to one type of production, one material, one process or one procurement market, but can design the optimum for your needs without limits.
The exceptional internal and external quality control provides customers with a high degree of security, because FUD has access to a particularly broad range of experience, contacts and possibilities thanks to the approximately 18 million special parts it supplies to 600 customers from more than 40 industries each year, and thus acts as a knowledge adapter for customers.
These customer-optimised solutions for a wide variety of requirements of a business and technical nature attract special attention.
Ergo: drawing parts are the opposite of catalogue goods.
For our customers we offer
Continuous incoming goods inspection
Salt spray test
Damage investigation / damage analysis
FUD QS / Quality Assurance - Quality Testing is set up and certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015, thus guaranteeing the same highly accurate testing and documentation every time.
These inspection and test procedures are available to you as a customer and are agreed, adapted and carried out according to requirements. In this case, too, the proportionality of means counts, so that in the end everything fits for the customer.
These comprehensive testing offers are rounded off by special liability insurance as additional security in the event of an extraordinary special case, as well as regular auditing of our suppliers and manufacturers around the world.
This varies greatly depending on the initial and informational situation of the implementation and planning of the project as well as many other factors. It is also decisive whether it is a development order, a feasibility check, a calculation, a sample delivery, a series release, a series production or a stocking and delivery by FUD. Do you need all of these services or only parts of them?
This makes it very variable how long such a process can take. Anything from a few months to a year is possible. Basically, the further away a component is from series production, the longer a process takes. We can provide special projects in just a few weeks.
FUD produces particularly customised and thus highly precise results for its customers because the individual know-how of our employees and partners has been specifically built up to fully meet even the most complex requirements. To expand this even further, FUD works together with engineering firms and proven partners.
Our highly modern warehouse at the Sprockhövel site and extensive experience in logistics ensure that your components, bearings and technologies are ready for use when you need them.
Short communication and decision-making channels make these advantages immediately available to customers. In case of problems, a specialist is immediately on site.