Over the past 3 decades, there has been a revolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications. In this tech talk, uncover the top 5 reasons to replace PTFE-lined metal-backed bearings with engineered plastic options.
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eBook - Replacing Your Plain Metallic Bearings with Plastic
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Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power
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Webinar - Why Plastic Bearings Are Actually Superior to Metal
In this webinar, you'll discover the reliability of plastic bearings, learn about the course of real-life testing they endure to prove their strength, find out about the range of specialized materials
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White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication
This white paper explains how much it actually costs to lubricate a ball bearing and the cost saving benefits of switching to a self-lubricating plastic bearing.
How to Use the igus® Bearing Product Selector
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igus dry tech test lab
Take a look inside the igus® self-lubricating bearings lab. Over 15,000 tribology tests are run each year in our massive 29,600 square foot lab. Learn more at www.igus.com/testlab.
Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings
Learn how hybrid linear bearings can reduce bearing friction, reduce required drive force, and allow system functionality without conforming to the 2:1 rule.
Clever Plastics - Bearings for Special Applications
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6 Reasons for Plastic Spherical Bearings
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Introduction to the igus dry-tech Bearings box at MD&M West
This video introduces the igus dry-tech bearings box at MD&M West. This box helps engineers choose the right bearing for almost any application. This includes dirty environments, low coefficient of fr
drylin® E7 vs PTFE-lined Linear Bearings
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Webinar - Discover the World of Plastic Bearings
Discover the World of Plastic Bearings. Presented by igus and hosted by Globalspec on August 21, 2013. igus Product managers Matt Mowry and Nicole Lang discuss plastic bearing technology and applicati
Plastic ball bearings
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Metal ball bearing vs. polymer ball bearing in 2 hour long electroplating experiment.
Plastic bushing is made from renewable materials
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Webinar - The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication
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