Plastic bearing tech talks

Design tips, new and innovative plastic components, problem-solving with igus® and more.

  • How to properly secure bearings: Why do bearings move out?

    How to properly secure bearings: Why do bearings move out?

    If the housing is not to their liking, plastic bearings do not hesitate to move out. To keep them in for a longer stay, users must better secure the bearings or change the bearing material.

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  • How to properly secure bearings: Axial securing

    How to properly secure bearings: Axial securing

    In part one of this “How to properly secure bearings” tech talk series, the reasons as to why bearings move out of their mounting holes and what can be done to prevent it were covered. If press fit is

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  • How to properly secure bearings: Anti-rotational features

    How to properly secure bearings: Anti-rotational features

    Part two of this tech talk series reviewed how to secure bearing axially to keep them moving from their housings. Another important aspect of bearing security is the anti-rotational feature and why it

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  • The six advantages of linear plain bearings

    The six advantages of linear plain bearings

    Linear bearing systems create sliding technology for maximum design potential. The tribologically-optimized plastic liners, self-lubricating bearings customizable rails allow engineers the abi

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  • Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    Four Ways to Drive a Slewing Ring Bearing

    There are many new and innovative versions of slewing ring bearings on the market, including sliding slewing rings made with an iglide® polymer liner, hard-anodized aluminum rings or stainless-steel r

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  • 4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    4 Considerations for selecting a shaft for use with iglide® bearings

    Choose the right shaft for your bearing is equally important as the bearings material when it comes to the lifespan of your bearings.

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  • How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

    How to Install & Properly Measure Plastic Plain Bearings

    The manner in which a bearing is installed and quality tested is essential to the success of any mechanical system. If the installation of the bearing is incorrectly done, or if the quality-testing me

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  • Designing a true maintenance-free pivot

    Designing a true maintenance-free pivot

    We compared true maintenance-free designs with alternative designs. Discover what goes into creating a truly maintenance-free pivot.

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  • Your guide to modern ball bearings

    Your guide to modern ball bearings

    We break down the components of a modern ball bearing, and explain what type of bearing materials are best for certain environments.

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  • Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Bearing lubrication can transfer bacteria and other contaminants between food. See what bearings you can use that are compliant

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  • 5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    5 Reasons to replace PTFE bearings

    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-line

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Use Composite Plastic Bearings

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Composite Plastic Bearings

    Learn how making the switch from metal to composite plastic bearings can eliminate bearing maintenance, increase service life, reduce corrosion and wear, and more.

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  • 6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    6 Reasons to switch to plastic spherical bearings

    It’s easy to use the same steel or bronze bearings on your machine, but could they be costing you more in the long run?

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