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Bearing Materials

TriStar offers a wide range of bearing materials that are ideal for non-lubricated, high-load applications.

Saint Gobain Materials

TriStar is the exclusive partner of Saint Gobain for Rulon materials in North America. 

Materials and Fabrication

Our capabilities include component design, material selection, prototype, production, and manufacturing.

Materials Database

Use our interactive database to search for and compare over 450 materials.

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Surface Modification

Learn how our Enhanced Materials Divison (EMD) modifies existing materials to meet specific needs.

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Industries

Since 1982 we have been combining the skills of TriStar’s engineering team, our extensive product line, and our deep understanding of a broad range of industries to bring you solutions to your most challenging engineering needs.

Problems / Solutions

Explore the common causes of bearing failure and learn how advanced polymer and composite bearings can address them.

Application Case Studies

Enhanced Materials Division (EMD)

EMD  positions TriStar Plastics as the leading resource to solve your demanding engineering material challenges.

Enhanced Materials Division (EMD)

Actions

View our library of engineering worksheets — the quickest way to communicate your project specs — or reach out to our engineering team.

Tools

Here are a few of our most popular online engineering tools - including our PV calc and material database (450+ materials).

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Technical Library

Our collection of case studies, product specs, brochures and other key technical documents.

Free White Papers

Our library of free-to-download white papers focus on industry-based solutions, specific materials, bearing design, and more...

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Industry Deep Dives

These pillar pages provide in-depth information on bearings and problem/solutions for specific industires.

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More Resources

Our popular resources, including our monthly newsletters, blog, and our video library.

Education Overview

About Us

TriStar Plastics Corp. provides engineering, custom fabrication and manufacturing of high-performance plastics and self-lubricating bearing materials. 

Employment

We're dedicated to building a company where opportunities exist for talented people to achieve their maximum potential.

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Additional company resources, including info about our quality program and forms for signing up for e-invoicing and e-payments.

Contact Us

Go here to request a quote or for general questions (document requests, billing inquiries, etc.).

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Ask the Expert

Have a material or application question for our engineering team? Want to send us a file for review? Go here.

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Let's Go Paperless

In an effort to save time, paper and postage please sign up for our paperless invoicing and payments.

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The TriStar Advantage

The TriStar Advantage

What does the TriStar Advantage mean for you?

The TriStar Advantage

 

The TriStar advantage means we have a comprehensive circle of services that include:

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We have all the resources you need, when you need them. No more cobbling together separate sources to get the job done. We have it right here for you… In-house.

We can assist you with everything from engineering advice to building your prototypes. And when it comes to material selection, we have one of the widest selections of products available today.

Most of our competitors provide just one area of service, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find another company that offers a complete circle of services… from education to production.

At TriStar, the Advantage Is Yours

Strategic
Partnership

Your in-house plastics engineering department.

Engineering
Assistance

Helping to choose the right design and materials.

Prototype
Services

Building components for your evaluation.

Manufacturing
Capability

Delivering Superior Quality at a competitive price.

Engineering

Our technical staff is dedicated to helping you choose the right material and component geometry for your application. Our customers benefit from our ongoing research of the latest products, as well as our design experience in thousands of applications for over 70 industries. In fact, very few, if any, of our competitors have dedicated degreed plastics engineers, chemists, or polymer scientists on staff.

From our in-house engineers assisting you with your application to a member of our technical team visiting your facility and conducting seminars to educate your staff on how and when to use the right material, our goal is clear: to become your in-house plastics engineering department.

Key Services: Material ID/research, CAD/CAM services, component geometry, calculating PV, on-site technical seminars

The TriStar Advantage - Engineering

Fabrication

TriStar excels in custom plastic fabrication from prototype to production.

Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility features the latest in CNC machines – from small diameter Swiss screw machines to large diameter CNC turning centers and large capacity CNC milling centers. All of our machinists and quality control technicians are highly trained in the art of machining plastics, making sure your parts are right the first time, every time.

By working as a team, our manufacturing engineers and machinists see to the design of the right tools for every job. We also process all fixtures and tooling in-house to increase quality and minimize lead-time.

Key Services: CNC Turning, fabrication, CNC milling

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing bearings and bearing materials allows us to offer custom blends and unique sizes that others simply can’t. Producing our own materials in-house enables us to implement your designs on time, and on budget, giving you a strategic advantage over your competitors.

At TriStar, there’s no such thing as a standard. Your requirement is our standard.

Key Services: Protoyping (quick turnaround), precision workmanship, rigid QC (ISO 9001:2015), fabrication, manufacturing of CJ, Ultracomp and TriSteel bearings systems

The TriStar Advantage - Manufacturing

Contact us to learn how we can put the TriStar Advantage to work for you.