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Get the Paper: Industrial Bearings for Manufacturers

February 21, 2017

Get the Paper: Industrial Bearings for Manufacturers

Attention manufacturers – what’s your greatest industrial bearing challenge? Lubrication? Corrosion? Industry certification? Whether you manufacture delicate medical components or heavy construction equipment, you need bearing materials to reduce operating costs and improve output. Did you know that plastic industrial bearings can help you achieve both? Get your copy of our paper to learn how!

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4 Applications Where Polymer Materials Excel in Aircraft Bearings

February 14, 2017

Polymer Materials Excel in Aircraft Bearings

Aircraft bearings have strict requirements for quality and performance; they must tolerate massive fluctuations in temperatures, pressurized cabins, tough weather conditions, plus extreme cargo loads. But there are 4 top polymers that are becoming the go-to materials in the aerospace industry. Let’s explore the advantages of Ultracomp, CJ, TriSteel and Rulon in various aircraft bearing applications.

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Bearing Material Selection - Thermoset or Thermoplastic? [Tech Tip]

February 7, 2017

Bearing Material Selection - Thermoset or Thermoplastic

Similar names, yet completely different bearing materials. Which category should you select? In today’s Tech Tip, we examine the “thermo” categories. Here are some key attributes to know before making your plastic bearing material selection:

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PTFE and High-Radiation Environments: 5 Important Facts

January 31, 2017

PTFE and High-Radiation Environments

We’ve had many questions about the connection between PTFE materials and high-radiation environments. Often, when working in these conditions, engineers turn to fluoropolymers like Tefzel (ETFE) as a preferred material instead of PTFE. But before you make a final material decision, let’s review some key facts about PTFE in this environment.

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Industrial Bearing Trends: What to Expect in 2017

January 24, 2017

Industrial Bearing Trends: What to Expect in 2017

We hope the new year has been a good one for your business so far! At TriStar, we’re working on some exciting new industrial bearing applications that we’ll be sharing in the coming weeks. Today, though, I wanted to take a minute to look ahead at what we can expect in the coming year. What’s happening in the bearing industry? Here’s a preview:

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Composite Bearings in Frozen Food Packaging: 5 Benefits [Video]

January 17, 2017

Composite Bearings in Frozen Food Packaging

Food manufacturers are following the lead of the auto industry by installing high-efficiency composite bearings to boost production rates. But frozen food packaging presents tough challenges such as low-temperatures and moisture, which causes traditional metals to swell and fail. FCJs and other composites deliver these 5 key benefits:

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