Bearing Failure Technical Guide Now Available

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Guide reveals top causes of bearing failure and preventative tips

This guide gives engineers an overview of various bearing materials and designs so they can explore how each might contribute to – or completely eliminate ― a failure from the start

TriStar Plastics, the leader in engineered plastics solutions announces a new bearing failure technical paper, Why do Metal Bearings Fail? A guide to primary causes and tips for prevention. The guide explores the root causes of metal bearing failure in industrial equipment, and outlines key steps design engineers can take to avoid this costly challenge altogether.

“Metal bearings fail for reasons ranging from poor lubrication and maintenance to corrosion and contamination. And with each failure, manufacturers face soaring repair costs, not to mention the financial losses that occur during a sudden halt on the production line,” says Richard Cedrone, CEO of TriStar Plastics. “This guide gives engineers an overview of various bearing materials and designs so they can explore how each might contribute to – or completely eliminate ― a failure from the start,” he adds.

Download the bearing failure paper to:

  • Compare metal rolling element bearings vs. plastic plane bearings
  • Review common myths about metal bearings
  • Uncover the top causes of bearing failure
  • Learn four key questions to ask during bearing selection
  • Explore bearing failure industry case studies

The guide is complimentary, and part of TriStar’s extensive library of bearing resources.

About TriStar Plastics
TriStar Plastics is a leader in the engineering, fabrication and manufacturing of high performance polymers, composites and self-lubricating bearings. Founded in 1982, the company is the exclusive distributor of Rulon® bearing materials in North America, and manufactures Ultracomp®, TriSteel™ and CJ bearing materials. TriStar boasts a comprehensive circle of services and a growing Surface Modification Division to serve manufacturers in over 70 industries. TriStar’s corporate headquarters is located in Shrewsbury, MA, and the company has offices in North Carolina, Illinois, Southern California and Texas.

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