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Design Basics: Plastic Bearings

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Design Basics sponsored by: Design Basics Advanced plastic bearing materials as replacement for metal A rapidly growing number of industries have replaced traditional metal bearings with advanced plastic materials. However, some engineers lacking experience with these plastic materials may be reluctant to risk the operation of their machinery with an unfamiliar technology. This Design Basics Guide will outline the material makeup of self-lubricating plastic bearings. It will also illustrate advantages over metal alternatives, common misconceptions about plastic bearings, how to properly select and install a plastic bearing and more.

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