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CJ Bearings are Made in the USA - Consistent Quality and Fast Delivery

August 15, 2017

CJ Bearings are Made in the USA - Consistent Quality and Fast Delivery

One of the biggest questions consumers of composite wound bearings ask is “What is the country of origin?”  Many suppliers have stopped making these bearings in America and have now offshored their production or simply purchase them from manufacturers overseas – generally in China. This usually results in a much lower quality bearing with long lead times.

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Bearing Engineering and Product Integrity: Our View

August 8, 2017

Bearing Engineering and Product Integrity: Our View

Integrity is defined as the “adherence to moral and ethical principles.” When it comes to bearing engineering — and business in general — integrity means that products will operate safely and reliably, that they will provide value and meet expected requirements. Today, I’d like to touch on our view of product integrity, and the connection to a successful application.

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Composite Plain Bearings: 5 Benefits of a Lightweight Material

August 1, 2017

Composite Plain Bearings: 5 Benefits of a Lightweight Material

If you’re a regular reader of this space, you may recall our debate about plain bearing vs. a plane bearing. While the spelling might be hotly debated, today I want to focus on the benefits that lightweight composite plain bearings can bring to your design. 

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Food Bearings for Peanut Processing: Solving a Lubrication Challenge

July 25, 2017

Food Bearings for Peanut Processing: Solving a Lubrication Challenge

Thanks for your feedback to our recent post about food bearings and the Food Safety Modernization Act. It’s a topic that has some serious implications for manufacturers, and we’ll continue to follow new developments. Today we turn to solving the challenges involved in peanut processing, which is a particularly tough environment for lubricated bearings.

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Plastic Bearings for the Packaging Industry: 4 Production Benefits

July 18, 2017

Plastic Bearings for the Packaging Industry: 4 Production Benefits

Last month’s news of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods got me thinking of the dramatic impact this acquisition will have not only on retail shopping, but on the packaging industry as a whole. Amazon will need to move more products, more quickly to maximize production and to keep perishables from spoiling. From conveyor rollers to pick and place robots – even delivery drones – plastic bearings can help enhance production levels. Here’s how:

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How it Works: Coordinate Measuring Machine for Plastic Fabrication [Video]

July 11, 2017

 How it Works: Coordinate Measuring Machine for Plastic Fabrication

We’ve got an exciting new addition to our plastic fabrication shop – a new coordinate measuring machine! Today I want to share some of the benefits of this new equipment, and explore how it can help you realize your product design dream.

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Plastic Manufacturing: Our Picks of Interesting Summer Reads

July 5, 2017

Plastic Manufacturing: Our Picks of Interesting Summer Reads

Today we wanted to share some of our top reading selections on industrial plastic manufacturing. From aerospace to robotics, our engineers are researching to stay current this summer. Here are some of the top articles:

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How Will the Food Safety Modernization Act Impact Your Bearing Selection?

June 27, 2017

How Will the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Impact Your Bearing Selection?

Are you ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? The clock is ticking — and most manufacturers need to be in full compliance with the regulations by the end of 2017. Bearing selection can play a key role in helping you achieve compliance of your food processing and packaging equipment. We’ve got some insights to make the selection process easier.

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Aerospace Bearings: Overcoming Top Challenges with Plastic

June 20, 2017

Aerospace Bearings: Overcoming Top Challenges with Plastic

Did you know that every US aircraft has some form of NASA-developed technology aboard? As the agency continues to drive innovation in aircraft and spacecraft, plastic aerospace bearings meet their demanding requirements for lubrication, weight, and tolerance. Here’s how:

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