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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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Vintage Planes Soar with New Bearing Materials

January 14, 2015

Vintage Planes Soar with New Bearing MaterialsUltracomp composites replace stainless steel, extend service

Encompassing more than 660,000 square miles of raw wilderness, islands and glaciers, Alaska is a recreational paradise and growing tourist destination. And the best means of traversing this “Last Frontier,” is by plane; frequently the DHC-2 Beaver, which has served the area since the 1940s. TriStar is helping a leading Alaskan air charter company maintain these vintage props and soar with new composite bearing materials.

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CJ Bearings Replace Bronze Bearings in Material Handling Equipment

August 19, 2014

CJ Bearings Replace Bronze Bearings in Material Handling EquipmentWhen a major bearing supplier came to us seeking a heavy-duty plastic bearing for their material handling application, we knew CJ bearings were the right fit. 

Our client is a major producer of forklift equipment used in paper balers, paper rolls and other material handling applications. They noted that as paper recycling rates increased nationwide, so, too, did the demand on their paper-handling equipment, and their bronze bearings were failing rapidly. A durable, long-lasting solution was needed to replace the bronze materials on the forklift attachments. 

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Plasma Surface Modification Improves Drone Aerodynamics

June 17, 2014

2)	Plasma Surface Modification Improves Drone AerodynamicsDrones are big in the headlines lately, as more businesses recognize the future potential of near-immediate delivery.   They are being considered for everything from the delivery of packages to even talks of delivering beer(!).  Clearly, the potential is unlimited.   In fact, the FAA has just cleared a nationwide testing program of drones.

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