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4 Common Myths About Plastic Bearings

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4 Common Myths About Plastic BearingsPlastic bearings vs. metal bearings. This is a debate that we still encounter in our site visits, as some engineers are reluctant to specify plastic bearings in their designs for one reason or another. Why is there still a resistance to engineered plastics in some industries? Today on Tech Talk, we want to debunk 4 of the most-common myths about engineered plastic bearings. 

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Topics: Plastic Bearings, engineered plastics

Plasma Treatment Helps Aircraft Bearings Take Flight

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Plasma Treatment Helps Aircraft Bearings Take FlightNo two applications are ever the same at TriStar; particularly in our Surface Modification Lab. I wanted to share how we recently helped an aerospace client improve the rubber-to-metal bond of their engine wire clips via plasma treatment. By “super cleaning” the components with plasma treatment, we prevented the rubber from delaminating, and avoided potential disaster.

Read on for details.

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Topics: aircraft bearings, Plasma Treatment

Causes of Bearing Failure – See the Video

Posted by Dave Biering

Feb 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Causes of Bearing Failure – See the VideoOf all of the questions we receive about bearings, one of the most-commonly asked is regarding the causes of bearing failure. Just why do bearings fail? 

Today, we address this complex topic with a new video.

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Topics: Bearing Failure

Meet TriStar Engineering Manager Adrian Carrera

Posted by Richard Cedrone

Feb 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Meet TriStar Engineering Manager Adrian CarreraToday on Tech Talk, we’d like to introduce a new addition to the TriStar team, Engineering Manager Adrian Carrera. Adrian joined our Southern California office just a few months ago, after working in industrial plastic sales and acquiring a mechanical engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. 

Here’s a few facts about Adrian, as he shares a “day-in-the-life” at TriStar engineering

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Topics: TriStar Engineering

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