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Interview: Bearings—Plastics vs. Metal (.PDF Download)

Metals have long been considered the materials of choice for bearings. But igus Inc. has been making plastic bearing for years, and engineers there have some insights on their benefits. In this interview, Nicole Lang, Product Manager for dry-tech bearings and linear systems at igus, gives an overview on plastic bearings, how they compare to metal versions, and the advantages of plastics...

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