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TriStar University Videos: Rulon Bearings & Surface Modification 101

Posted by Dave Biering

Apr 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4)	TriStar University Videos: Rulon Bearings & Surface Modification 101You may know that Rulon bearings are a superior mix of PTFE materials, and that TriStar is the exclusive North American distributor. But do you know the history of Rulon, or the most-common formulas? 

What about surface modification? Would you like an in-depth review of the various techniques?

As graduation season nears, the professors at TriStar University (our very-own engineering experts!) have a host of videos for you to explore – all tuition-free, and no thesis required!

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Topics: Surface Modification, Rulon

Plastic Agriculture Bearings Are Green for Earth Day

Posted by Dave Biering

Apr 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Plastic agriculture bearings are the green way to power tractors, backhoes and seeders.In honor of Earth Day this month, we wanted to give a shout out to plastic agriculture bearings; the green way to power the tractors, backhoes and seeders of the farming industry. The industry as a whole is facing increased mandates for clean and organic, and greaseless plastic bearings are delivering by reducing field contamination and increasing fuel efficiency.

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Topics: Agriculture

Composite Bearings: Discover New Fire Resistant Formulas

Posted by Dave Biering

Apr 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A simple change from metal to composite bearings helped one major transit system improve safety on the rails It’s been a tough few months for rail and transit systems, as this winter’s record cold and snowfall caused long delays and even a few tragic derailments. As a longtime partner to rail manufacturers, I was reminded how a simple change from metal to composite bearings helped one major transit system improve safety on the rails by reducing the threat of fire. 

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Topics: Composite Bearings

4 Signs You’re Ready to Outsource Plastic Fabrication

Posted by Dave Biering

Apr 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4 signs you're ready to outsource plastic fabricationPlastic fabrication is completely unlike metal fabrication; a fact that we covered indepth in our recent Machining Plastics technical white paper. After all, plastics melt and chip as you machine them, plus they can expand 5x or more beyond their original shape. Machining requires skill, experience and proper tooling in order to achieve the best value for your material investment. 

Given all the variables, when does it make sense to consider moving your plastic fabrication from in-house to outsourced? What criteria should you consider when making this important decision?

We’ve prepared 4 top signs to help you review. 

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Topics: Plastic Fabrication

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