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Understanding Low Friction Bearings: What are They and Why are They Important?

June 13, 2017

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I had a great conversation this week with a manufacturer about low-friction bearings. Low-friction bearings can reduce surface degradation and friction levels by 30% or more when compared to standard bearings. But have you ever wondered how a low-friction bearing is classified or why they’re important? I wanted to share some of the points we reviewed:

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Did you Know? 15 Intriguing Facts about Industrial Bearings

June 6, 2017

Did you Know? 15 Intriguing Facts about Industrial Bearings

We hope our technical blog has become a go-to resource of practical tips to aid in your engineering design. Our team is dedicated to helping your source the right industrial bearings, with the right qualities, and at the right value. But we’re also committed to ongoing education. Here are some intriguing bearing facts you may not know:

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Bearing Certification and Why It Matters to Industry

May 30, 2017

Bearing Certification and Why It Matters to Industry

When it comes to sourcing your bearing components, do you consider third-party bearing certification? Is it important to the success of your application? And if so, why?

From safer food handling to more durable marine components, here’s why we are big believers in bearing certification, and why it should matter to you:

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Industry Spotlight: 4 Benefits of Rulon Energy Bearings for Oil & Gas

May 23, 2017

Industry Spotlight: 4 Benefits of Rulon Energy Bearings for Oil & Gas

Thanks for your feedback on our new Industrial Bearings white paper! While the paper covers bearing innovations in ten industries; today we spotlight energy bearings. Did you know that Rulon PTFE bearings can improve equipment output for the oil and gas industry — without needing maintenance? These top 4 benefits give oil drills, pumps and hydraulics the stamina to excel:

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Plastic Manufacturing and 3D Printing: An Overview

May 16, 2017

Plastic Manufacturing and 3D Printing: An Overview

Have you been following the evolution of 3D/additive printing? It’s changing the traditional model of plastic manufacturing. Once used as a simple way to produce small plastic parts, the technology is projected to become a $7 billion industry by 2020. Given such extraordinary advancement, let’s review the impact.

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Surface Energy in Plastics: A Brief Primer (Video)

May 9, 2017

Surface Energy in Plastics: A Brief Primer

Surface energy of plastics is a topic our readers inquire about again and again. It is a critical measurement to know when manufacturing with plastics and polymers, as it impacts bonding and long-term adhesion properties. Here’s a quick primer:

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CJ Composite Wound Bearings

May 4, 2017

CJ Filament Wound Composite Bearings

TriStar's CJ bearings are filament wound composite bearings with various liner materials for specific applications where strength and durability matter most.

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Industry Spotlight on Construction Bearings and Lubrication

May 2, 2017

Choose self-lubricating TriSteel bearing to power your construction

Did you get your copy of our Industrial Bearings white paper? We like to think of it as required reading for our manufacturing partners. It provides tips for overcoming the toughest bearing challenges. While the paper covers 10 industries, today we spotlight construction bearings and lubrication failures.

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5 Questions to Ask a Bearing Manufacturer Before Placing an Order

April 25, 2017

5 Questions to Ask a Bearing Manufacturer Before Placing an Order

John D. Rockefeller famously said, “The secret to success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” While many manufacturers may consider bearings to be a ‘common thing’, ultimately, it’s the quality of the support you receive from your bearing manufacturer that can make all the difference. Education, training and communication can help you reach an informed decision, along with asking these 5 key questions:

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