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Q&A - Is Surface Finish Important to Bearing Design?

March 28, 2017

Q&A Is Surface Finish Important to Bearing Design?

Surface finish is one of the primary considerations in bearing design, since it has a direct impact on the performance of the final product. And achieving the right finish is a careful balance of plastic form vs. plastic function. Consider this:

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Plastic Bearing Design Guide: See the Video!

October 20, 2015

Plastic Bearing Design Guide: See the Video!

Have you downloaded your complimentary copy of our new technical paper, Plastic Bearing Design: A Guide to Form, Function and Selection? If you haven’t, you’re missing a power-packed resource full of bearing design tips, plus reviews of material attributes, bearing costs, ASTM standards, surface modification techniques and more. We invite you to get your copy and share it with your colleagues!

But wait, there’s more! Check out the companion Plastic Bearing Design Video to explore additional best practices for plane bearing design.

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Plastic Bearing Design Guide: Get your Free Technical Paper!

October 9, 2015

Plastic Bearing Design: A Guide to Form, Function and Selection

How do you select the right plastic bearing design to meet your service requirements? Between unique plastic blends, specialized liners and custom fabrication, there are literally thousands of bearing design options available today. That’s why we’ve prepared the ultimate bearing selection guide to help you navigate this process.

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What is your greatest bearing material challenge?

January 15, 2015

What is your greatest bearing material challenge?A new year with a new twist on Tech Talk! Today we wanted to turn the tables and post a question to you, our readers!

What is your greatest bearing challenge?

Pose your question in our comments section and the Bearing Experts will help you find a solution!

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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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Plastic Bearing Selection: How do I submit project specifications?

September 16, 2014

Bearing Design Worksheet from TriStar PlasticsThere’s a lot to consider when it comes to selecting plastic bearing materials; in fact the process can be downright overwhelming. For instance, the Rulon family alone has over 300 unique formulas in just a single product category. And each formula has unique characteristics for use in specialized applications. With all of these options, how can you identify the best material and submit the right information for a quote? Our advice is simple:

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