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Direct-bond bearings challenge inserts-Machine Design Magazine
Machine Design Magazine Article
Coatings make more efficient use of bearing materials and eliminate secondary machining and installation.
Dry, unlubricated insert bearings excel in jobs where it's tough to maintain oil and grease lubrication. Applications for insert bearings include sliding and rotating rods in shock absorbers, air cylinders, gas springs, solenoids, valve shuttles, small pumps, servomotors, and hydraulic and mechanical actuators. Bearings made of glass and bronze-filled PTFE or nylon go in machined bores and housings and are held in place by press fits, snap rings, staking, or pins...
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