The technology is also significant because iglide X6 bearings are said to have improved heat relaxation. From a design engineer's perspective, this means the press fit of the bearings is improved by up to 50 percent. In addition, iglide X6 delivers superior performance in temperature-, pressure- and chemical-critical applications and requires no lubrication or maintenance.
Nano technology was used to optimize the new X6 material. In this area, surface properties play an increasingly important role compared with the material volume properties. In nano technology, the size of the object determines properties. These are referred to as "size-induced functionalities." The specific polymer and nano technology used is proprietary.