Matt Mowry

  • Hidden (And Some Not So Hidden) Ways Linear Plain Bearings Can Save Cost In The Long Run

    Hidden (And Some Not So Hidden) Ways Linear Plain Bearings Can Save Cost In The Long Run

    In this post, read about how you could save cost over time, while improving the performance of your machine, by switching to plastic linear bearings.

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  • Fly Dry: Thermoplastic Bearings and Linear Slides Within Aircraft Interiors

    Fly Dry: Thermoplastic Bearings and Linear Slides Within Aircraft Interiors

    Read how grease-free plastic bearings & linear slides can not only improve your aircraft interiors, but also improve air travel for your customers.

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  • On the Road Again: Thermoplastic Bearings & Linear Guides in the RV Industry

    On the Road Again: Thermoplastic Bearings & Linear Guides in the RV Industry

    In this post from Matt Mowry, read about how plastic linear bearings play a huge role RV systems & applications.

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  • Customer Stories: New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

    Customer Stories: New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

    Learn about how a new device assists physical therapists and stroke patients in improving functionality in fast-growing medical concern. Learn how the designers were able to utilize drylin systems.

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  • Customer Stories: Shining a Light on Mobile Device Virus Control Using drylin® Linear Slides

    Customer Stories: Shining a Light on Mobile Device Virus Control Using drylin® Linear Slides

    As healthcare facilities rely more on mobile devices and COVID-19 has the chance to spread rapidly through healthcare facilities, hospitals are looking for new way to ensure mobile device sterility.

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  • Five Industries That Benefit From Plastic Linear Plain Bearings

    Five Industries That Benefit From Plastic Linear Plain Bearings

    In this post, drylin® Product Manager, Matt Mowry, discusses five industries that greatly benefit from dry-running plastic linear plain bearings.

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  • How Do Plastic Linear Plain Bearings Work Without Lubrication?

    How Do Plastic Linear Plain Bearings Work Without Lubrication?

    In this post, Matt Mowry goes deeper into the construction of plastic linear plain bearings to demonstrate how they work without the need for any lubrication.

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  • Lose That Extra Weight Quick! The Benefits of Lightweight Linear Bearings

    Lose That Extra Weight Quick! The Benefits of Lightweight Linear Bearings

    Read about the various benefits behind using lightweight linear bearings within your application, such as increased mobility and reduced costs.

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  • What is a Linear Actuator & Why Would You Want One?

    What is a Linear Actuator & Why Would You Want One?

    Read about what actually defines a linear actuator & why they are more in-demand than ever, along with the various types available for linear motion applications.

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  • A slide-in camper that slides out instead of popping up for 25% more space

    A slide-in camper that slides out instead of popping up for 25% more space

    Read about how drylin® linear slides enable this camper to smoothly expand by sliding out, instead of the traditional pop-up system.

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  • What the Heck is a Linear Plain Bearing?

    What the Heck is a Linear Plain Bearing?

    Read this post to learn about the differences between linear plain bearings and recirculating ball bearings for linear motion applications.

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  • Which Shaft Material is Best for My Application?

    Which Shaft Material is Best for My Application?

    Read about the various shaft materials available for linear bearings, and how each one is designed to meet specific application requirements.

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  • Why are there color variations between extruded aluminum linear rails and shafting?

    Why are there color variations between extruded aluminum linear rails and shafting?

    Ever wonder why your aluminum shafting & linear rails are different colors? Read why this occurs, and the good reason behind it.

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  • The Rise of Automation: How I Learned to Love the Robot Revolution

    The Rise of Automation: How I Learned to Love the Robot Revolution

    Read about how igus® has adapted to the rise of automation by creating innovative solutions that benefit a wide range of modern & older applications.

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  • Why Do We Offer So Many Online Tools? I Learned from Experience

    Why Do We Offer So Many Online Tools? I Learned from Experience

    Many of our customers ask us, "Why do you guys offer so many online tools? Should we use them?" Read a personal experience from our drylin® product manager that taught him the importance of tools.

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  • Sliding Bearings: 3 Major Bearing Considerations for Linear Sliding Applications

    Sliding Bearings: 3 Major Bearing Considerations for Linear Sliding Applications

    Making the switch from recirculating ball bearings to polymer-based linear plain bearings can provide many benefits. Ensure that you take these 3 things into consideration.

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  • 5 Ways to Engineer Bearings into Your Products While Working from Home

    5 Ways to Engineer Bearings into Your Products While Working from Home

    Many people are working from home right now, including mechanical design engineers, and that can make it a bit more difficult to complete certain tasks. This list of 5 free online resources can help.

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  • Startup develops cell phone sanitizer using igus® linear rails

    Startup develops cell phone sanitizer using igus® linear rails

    An infection-control startup has developed a device for hospitals that kills 99.999 percent of MRSA on cell phones. Self-lubricating igus® components were used to design a quiet, dry-running system.

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