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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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4 Questions to Ask a Bearing Supplier

January 27, 2015

4 Questions to Ask a Bearing SupplierCost, service, delivery time, product variety and custom fabrication. 

These are just some of the many variables OEMs must consider when searching for a bearing supplier. In order to get the most from your bearing investment, you need to have the right material, with the right fit, at the right price, and with right-on-time delivery. 

While there are many bearing manufacturers to choose from, keep in mind that not all suppliers are authorized to sell certain materials (in fact, TriStar is the exclusive North American supplier of genuine Rulon® bearings). Some suppliers actually sell materials of questionable quality, yet they are marketed as the real material (explore this issue in our Rulon Paper: How to Recognize Genuine and Avoid Counterfeit).

With this in mind, the question then becomes, what are some key questions to ask a bearing supplier?

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Best of the Blog with Bearing Videos!

October 28, 2014

TriStar Plastics - Best of the Blog with Bearing Videos!It’s hard to believe that we started our Tech Talk blog nearly seven years ago! I recently took a look back at some of our more recent blog posts and decided to record some quick videos to expand on some interesting plastic bearing application details. Check them out here!

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Military Bearings: Rulon LR Delivers for Surface-to-Air Missiles

September 18, 2014

Rulon LR Delivers for Surface-to-Air MissilesWe were honored to recently collaborate with a military manufacturer in developing a host of new components to be used on a new surface-to-air missile system. This particular system was designed for use aboard naval ships, and had many unique requirements that we were able to overcome with Rulon LR bearings.

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Tech Tip: How do I Choose a Bearing Manufacturer?

August 7, 2014

How do I  Choose a Bearing Manufacturer?I’ve just returned from a week of site visits to our customers; a part of my position that I really enjoy. As I was traveling, it occurred to me that we are fortunate to work with manufacturers who represent over 70 industries. While TriStar has delivered bearing solutions for over three decades, there is one question that is still posed to us:

"How do I choose a bearing manufacturer?"

We realize that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bearing suppliers. And that there are a number of issues to consider; such as manufacturing materials, price point, delivery schedules, location and other value-added services.

However, there are a number of questions you should be asking any potential bearing manufacturer. 

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TriStar: Bearing manufacturer for the military

July 24, 2014

TriStar: Bearing manufacturer for the military From war zones in Fallujah to border patrols in the US, military operatives depend on a cache of different devices to secure our nation’s safety.  At TriStar, we were honored to recently collaborate with a group of military and security agencies to develop an all-new self-defense baton system.   The baton is engineered with three unique stop agents to immediately disable terrorists in their tracks; an electric shock component capable of releasing 600,000 volts; a high-intensity lighting component; plus a high-decibel horn attachment.  This multi-purpose device required not only the strongest materials to tolerate an extreme combat environment, but also needed to be lightweight enough for easy transport by security forces.

Ultracomp met all of the requirements ― at a cost-effective price.

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