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Q& A: What are the advantages of dry bearings in medical applications?

Posted by Dave Biering

Mar 3, 2015 9:30:00 AM

What are the advantages of dry bearings in medical applications?Reading the recent news about contaminated medical instruments, I was reminded of the sanitation advantages that dry bearings (also known as self-lubricating bearings) can bring to the medical industry. In an era when “superbugs” are a growing concern, dry-running bearings offer superior hygiene and sanitation over metal bearings. Here are just a few advantages:

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Topics: dry bearings

4 Common Myths About Plastic Bearings

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4 Common Myths About Plastic BearingsPlastic bearings vs. metal bearings. This is a debate that we still encounter in our site visits, as some engineers are reluctant to specify plastic bearings in their designs for one reason or another. Why is there still a resistance to engineered plastics in some industries? Today on Tech Talk, we want to debunk 4 of the most-common myths about engineered plastic bearings. 

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Topics: Plastic Bearings, engineered plastics

Plasma Treatment Helps Aircraft Bearings Take Flight

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Plasma Treatment Helps Aircraft Bearings Take FlightNo two applications are ever the same at TriStar; particularly in our Surface Modification Lab. I wanted to share how we recently helped an aerospace client improve the rubber-to-metal bond of their engine wire clips via plasma treatment. By “super cleaning” the components with plasma treatment, we prevented the rubber from delaminating, and avoided potential disaster.

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Topics: aircraft bearings, Plasma Treatment

Causes of Bearing Failure – See the Video

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Causes of Bearing Failure – See the VideoOf all of the questions we receive about bearings, one of the most-commonly asked is regarding the causes of bearing failure. Just why do bearings fail? 

Today, we address this complex topic with a new video.

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Topics: Bearing Failure

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