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Q&A Can Composites Replace Bronze Plain Bearings?

March 6, 2018

Can Composites Replace Bronze Plain Bearings?

If you’re a regular reader of Tech Talk, it will be no surprise that we’re big fans of composite plastics as a replacement for bronze bearings.

Composites offer a simple, one-piece construction and they eliminate many of the downsides of metal bearings – which we will outline below. When designing for your next application, here’s why you might want to consider a composite design instead.

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5 Reasons to Say Goodbye to Bronze Bearings

December 29, 2015

Say Goodbye to Bronze Bearings

Saying goodbye is never easy, but sometimes it's just time to move on!  Our goal with this post is to help you say goodbye to metal and bronze bearings forever and embrace the benefits of plastic composites instead. So today, we'd like to share 5 reasons to say good bye to bronze bearings.

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Composite Bearings vs. Bronze Bearings in Extreme Winter Applications

October 22, 2013

TriStar Plastics - Snow GroomingAs we gear up for winter, we’re reminded of the many heavy-duty applications that require the durability of composite bearings over bronze. From rugged mountain terrain to offshore drilling and timber harvesting, CJ bearings resist winter weather and temperature extremes ― without ever needing lubrication. 

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