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How do Surface Treatments Work? Part 1: Corona Treatment

December 6, 2016

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It’s a back-to-basics question, but one that we are asked often. Surface treatments are generally separated into two categories: atmospheric and low-pressure (or vacuum). Both use energy to ionize gas and are very effective at altering the surface properties of materials. Both can also help you increase your manufacturing yield. Today we spotlight corona treatment:

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Chlorine, Corrosion and the PTFE Bearing Connection: A Case Study

November 29, 2016

Chlorine, Corrosion and the PTFE Bearing Connection: A Case Study

Our recent post on PTFE and Rulon in water applications generated some solid interest. Today I want to share a case study of how PTFE-based bearings have resisted corrosion in a submerged chlorine tank as a replacement for Torlon ― all despite the fact that PTFE is not generally recommended for chemical exposure.

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Food Certification: 4 Reasons to be Thankful for Plastic Bearings in Poultry Processing

November 22, 2016

Plastic Bearings in Poultry Processing

Food certification and safety are top-of-mind this week, as Americans prepare to consume roughly 46 million turkeys in the next few days. Yet have you ever wondered how poultry is processed to ensure that it’s safe to eat? In honor of this Thanksgiving holiday, today we share 4 reasons we’re thankful for plastic bearings in poultry processing.

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Ask the Expert: Why is Bearing Testing Important? Part 2 - Tools and Methods [Video]

November 15, 2016

Why is plastic bearing testing important?

Last week we answered the question about why bearing testing is important. Now we’ll get into some of the testing tools and methods we commonly use, and share a video from the lab. Ultimately, testing helps us to ensure that both our materials and those of our customers are to spec.

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Ask the Expert: Why is Bearing Testing Important? Part 1

November 8, 2016

Bearing testing is critical to manufacturers and suppliers

It’s really quite simple. The quality of your bearing materials has a direct impact on the success of your application. You need to be certain that your manufacturing materials offer the right properties to withstand the intended operating environment. But it’s also a good idea to validate that the materials you order are, in fact, the materials that you receive.

Today I want to share a common scenario for bearing testing and review some of the key reasons to include this step in your manufacturing.

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4 Benefits of TriSteel P4 Precision Bearings

November 1, 2016

The TriSteel P4 bearing delivers where performance and longevity matter most

I had a great meeting this week with a manufacturing engineer who wanted to review the benefits of TriSteel P4 and other precision bearings for the tough auto industry. P4 bearings can help improve performance and lower replacement costs in a number of ways. Let’s review the top 4 benefits:

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