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

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Noise and Vibration

Vibration is a Leading Cause of Metal Bearing Failure

 

Bearing vibration is one of the primary causes of failure in metal bearings. Yet it is a given operating condition in construction, railroad, automotive and other heavy-duty industrial applications.

Where metal bearings slip and corrode from extreme vibration, plastics composites reduce friction levels to tolerate even significant shaft misalignment. Composites never need greasing and eliminate concerns of metal-to-metal/bearing-to-bore contact for longer wear and service life. And they reduce noise levels to promote quiet operation.

When you need a heavy-duty bearing for high-vibration environments, look to plastic composites.

TriStar’s Noise and Vibration Fighting Solutions

TriSteel™

TriSteel

TriSteel are the only bearings to offer a stainless steel substrate and are among the top performing composite bearings. TriSteel bearings are self-lubricating and can withstand the most rigorous of working environments. 

TriSteel Case Studies

Rulon Bearings®

Rulon Bearings

When your application calls for Rulon® bearings – you should call for TriStar. With the largest US inventory and multiple distribution centers, we have what you need, when you need it.

Rulon Case Studies