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  • Sealed Bearings: What are the options?

    Sealed Bearings: What are the options?

    Sometimes the best solution is an antiquated one! This post reviews how a felt ring protects the bearing and shaft and helps avoid hundreds of hours of maintenance.

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  • Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 3: corrosion resistance

    Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 3: corrosion resistance

    In part three of the shafting considerations blog posts, Agriculture and Heavy Duty Industry Manager, Nick Van Tol covers the topic of corrosion resistance. How to spot it and avoid it!

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  • The Limits of Metal Ball Bearings & Why Plastic Might Be Better

    The Limits of Metal Ball Bearings & Why Plastic Might Be Better

    Although metal ball bearings may be the standard, read about all the benefits that plastic ball bearings provide for hygienic & high-temperature applications.

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  • No, UV Rays Don't Damage All Plastic Cable Carriers

    No, UV Rays Don't Damage All Plastic Cable Carriers

    It's common for people to think that the sun will damage any and all plastic cable carriers. But, one brand is actually specially designed to withstand UV rays & other harsh environmental conditions.

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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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  • The igus® Story Part 1: The Early Years, Bearings, and Cable Management

    The igus® Story Part 1: The Early Years, Bearings, and Cable Management

    Read the fascinating history behind igus® and how the creation of our composite plastic bearing materials & cable carriers changed the entire industry.

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  • UL Verified: What It Means and Why It Matters

    UL Verified: What It Means and Why It Matters

    Read this blog post to learn what UL is, how their verification process works, and how it all benefits consumers.

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  • Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 2: roughness

    Shaft considerations for bearing applications part 2: roughness

    In part 2 of the series we discuss shaft roughness and its effect on complex composite bearings.

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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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  • 3 Advantages of Using Plastic Plain Bearings in Bicycles

    3 Advantages of Using Plastic Plain Bearings in Bicycles

    Engineered composite plastic plain bearings are resistant to corrosion and wear and are lighter than metal plain bearings. Read this blog post to learn more.

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  • Can 3D Printers Replace Machine Tools?

    Can 3D Printers Replace Machine Tools?

    Read about how 3D printers and machine tools compare in sustainability, accuracy and productivity.

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  • Bearings—Past, Present, and Future

    Bearings—Past, Present, and Future

    Read about the long and fascinating history behind bearing technology, along with some of the exciting innovations the future has in store.

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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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  • How Do Plastic Bearings & Bushings Reduce Noise in Automobiles?

    How Do Plastic Bearings & Bushings Reduce Noise in Automobiles?

    Read about how plastic plain bearings play an essential role in the development and production of quieter vehicles, both inside and out.

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  • What Is a Roller Chain and When Do You Need It?

    What Is a Roller Chain and When Do You Need It?

    Read about how the rol-e-chain® from igus® overcomes the technical boundaries of typical gliding cable carriers by instead rolling for long travels.

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  • What Makes Each Cable Sheath Material Different?

    What Makes Each Cable Sheath Material Different?

    Read about the differences and specific benefits between the different cable sheath materials: PVC, PUR, and TPE.

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  • 6 Easy Tips for Maintaining Your Car While Working From Home

    6 Easy Tips for Maintaining Your Car While Working From Home

    Read these 6 easy tips for maintaining your car while working from home & save yourself from a potential headache when finally starting your car.

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  • Not All Loads are Created Equal Part 1

    Not All Loads are Created Equal Part 1

    Learn about the different type of surface loads that can impact your bearing, and how to properly identify the right bearing material based upon load type.

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  • Single Pair Ethernet—A Flash in the Pan, or a Revolution?

    Single Pair Ethernet—A Flash in the Pan, or a Revolution?

    Read about single pair ethernet, the exciting new emerging technology in the field of industrial cables that will reduce installation space & lower cost.

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  • Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications?

    Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications?

    Do plain bearings with large wall thicknesses offer advantages inside heavy-duty applications? I say no. Here's why.

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