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Thermal Expansion a Key Consideration in Plane Bearing Design

April 17, 2018

Blog_20180417Thermal Expansion a Key Consideration in Plane Bearing Design

We are all aware that plastics expand and contract at different rates. When designing plastic plane bearings, one of the most critical considerations is to understand the thermal reactions of the material; designing not just for the normal operating temperatures of your environment, but to consider the minimum and maximum operating temperatures as well. Otherwise, you may lose the press fit (in cold temperatures) or expand to the point of shaft seizure (with hot temperatures).

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Bearing Temperatures and Plastic Composites: Defined!

October 24, 2017

Bearing Temperatures and Plastic Composites: Defined!

Friction. Heat. Drag. No matter how you refer to it, high-temperatures have an impact on bearing performance. And maintaining the right temperature is a critical design consideration in optimizing your application. But how is bearing temperature actually defined? We’ve got answers and the composite connection:

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