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Memorial Day 2015: A Tribute

Posted by Richard Cedrone

May 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

image from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

While Memorial Day marks the unofficial kick-off to summer, it also presents us an opportunity to stop and reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. In honor of Memorial Day 2015, I wanted to share these stunning images from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb is the final resting place for soldiers who not only gave their lives, but their identities in pursuit of liberty. Today we honor not only our soldiers, but those who stand guard watching over them.

Learn more about the Tomb of the Unknowns and Society of the Honor Guard

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Topics: holiday

5 Ways Plastic Marine Bearings Are Better Than Metal

Posted by Dave Biering

May 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

5 Ways Plastic Marine Bearings Are Better Than Metal

I wanted to share an interesting boating statistic I read this week ― according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), over 95% of powerboats sold in the US are also made in the US! And given the excellent reviews of plastic marine bearings, there’s also a good chance that those powerboats incorporate durable plastic bearings over traditional metal. 

Given we’re at the height of boating season and with the industry projecting its third consecutive year of steady growth, the time is right to review how plastic marine bearings are better than metal: 

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Topics: Marine Bearings

Rulon AR and Rulon LR: Back to Basics

Posted by Dave Biering

May 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Rulon AR and Rulon LR:  Back to Basics

I’ve just returned from a few days of customer site visits, which is always a great experience. I enjoy touring the manufacturing plants and learning more about our customers and their bearing challenges. On this trip I was asked about Rulon AR and Rulon LR, two of the over 300 different formulas of Rulon bearing materials. Our customer had some old design prints on file, and could not find the original Rulon formulas specified on the prints. Turns out, their old designs specified Rulon A and Rulon LD; materials that are no longer in production, here’s what we reviewed:

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Topics: Rulon LR, Rulon AR

Bearing Nomenclature 101: When to choose bearings vs. bushings?

Posted by Dave Biering

May 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Bearing Nomenclature 101: When to choose bearings vs. bushings?

When should you choose bearings vs. bushings? I’m often asked about bearing nomenclature (see our recent blog entry on plane bearings vs. plain bearings). So today let’s set the record straight on bearings and bushings:

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Topics: Bearing Selection

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