Thermoset vs Thermoplastic Materials: Bearings and Other Applications
Thermoset and Thermoplastic materials have similar names, but they have very different properties....
From resisting corrosive sea water and dusty agriculture fields, to powering the conveyor systems of top toy manufacturers, Ultracomp is the versatile, go-to composite bearing for hundreds of applications.
Constructed of synthetic resins and reinforcing fibers, Ultracomp delivers in linear, oscillating and rotary applications to give you the best in design flexibility. It’s the preferred choice whether you are running in wet or dry environments, or when carry loads exceed the limits of all other non-metallic bearing materials.
Ultracomp combines superior mechanical properties with dimensional stability ― all without the need for lubrication to help you save on regular maintenance costs.
Ultracomp is available in tube and sheet stock, or can be fabricated for a custom fit.
Produced using synthetic resins and reinforcing fibers with a series of migratory internal lubricants such as PTFE, graphite or MOS2.
Machinable in many different ways. You can drill, tap, turn, mill and overwrap Ultracomp.
Ultracomp is a bearing material through the entire thickness of the material; there is no boundary layer.
Ultracomp products are resistant to most chemicals, including acids and bases.
Ultracomp combines super mechanical strength with dimensional stability.
Ideal for any application that requires high load and low speed conditions.
All Ultracomp materials have less than 0.1% swell in water. They work well in fresh/salt/chlorinated water, sludge and slurry.
All Ultracomp products can carry a sustained static load of over 50,000 psi.