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TriStar Products

TriStar Products | Self-Lubricating Bearings

Advancements in plastics technology that better utilize the strength, wear resistance and self-lubricating features of advanced polymers give engineers and end users a simple, reliable and economical alternative to rolling element bearings.

As a leading bearing distributor, TriStar offers a wide range of bearings that are ideal for non-lubricated, high-load applications in a variety of climates and operating environments. 

So that we may assist you in your bearing material selection, visit our Interactive Materials Database. This online resource provides detailed engineering information and specifications for the most frequently used materials. Or let our engineering team assist you in choosing the right bearing material for your application.  

Learn more by selecting one of our product lines below:

CJ Bearings

CJ Bearings

  • Non-lubricated, High-Load
  • Variety of climates and operating environments
  • Long wear and extended operating life
  • Replacement for steel and bronze


  • Metal backed, self-lubricating
  • Variety of liners available
  • Good for the most rigorous requirements
  • Withstands high loads/speeds
Ultracomp Composite Bearings


  • High-load, low speed applications
  • Exceptional resistance to vibration and impact
  • Compressive strength of up to 54,000 psi
  • Fabricate to your specifications
Rulon Plane Bearings

Rulon® Plane Bearings

  • Strong and wear resistant
  • Self-lubricating
  • High-performance
  • Temperature Resistant
Custom Components

Custom Components

  • Manufactured to your specific requirements
  • State-of-the-art fabrication facility
  • CNC milling, turning and machining
  • Rigid quality control and minimal lead time
Rulon Materials

Rulon® Materials

  • Exclusive North American Distributor
  • High temperature
  • Self-lubricating
  • Wear resistant
Enhanced Materials Division (EMD)

Enhanced Materials

  • Solving demanding engineering material challenges
  • Plasma surface modification
  • Specialized membranes for filtration
  • Material ID and recommendations
Stock Shapes

Stock Shapes

  • Vast inventory and nationwide distribution
  • High-temperature resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Agency compliance
HyComp Materials

HyComp® Materials

  • H310, H320, WearComp, FibreComp
  • Composite Bearing Materials
  • High Temperature / Low Wear
  • Self-Lubricating