Better Bearing Performance. Lower Bearing Cost.

Low-cost, high performance Thomson Nyliner bearings are the ideal alternative to sintered bronze or other metal bushings. Injection-molded from quality engineering thermoplastics, our bearings eliminate stick-slip and metalon-metal contact––allowing smooth, accurate, low-friction linear, rotary or oscillating motion.

In all areas of industry, these versatile precision plastic bearings are providing a logical, cost-effective solution to thousands of design problems––enjoying great success in applications as diverse as automotive break and clutch pedal assemblies, printer carriages, hydraulic cylinders, gear motors, truck suspensions, and many more. Several different basic types of bearings, available in a wide range of sizes, are stocked for immediate shipment. These are made from Thomson Engineering Polymer 110, our standard material. In addition, bearings are offered in premium, high-performance materials for the most demanding applications.

Better Performance By Design
A unique combination of features assures outstanding bearing performance.

Advanced Thin Wall Construction
State-of-the-art injection-molding technology allows Thomson to maintain the critical dimensional tolerance necessary for precision fits. This thin wall construction is especially effective in the prevention of heat build-up. Because thin wall bearings assure efficient heat transfer, the potential for bearing failure is greatly reduced.

Unique Compensation Gap
A standard feature of every Thomson Nyliner bearing is the built-in axial slot that allows the bearing diameter to adjust automatically due to variations in temperature or humidity.

Thomson Engineering Polymers
Our bearings are precision molded from Thomson Engineering Polymers, which are exclusive blends of bearing quality thermoplastics and unique additives. They are tough, resilient, water-resistant plastics with low coefficients of friction that require little or no lubrication. These plastics are virtually unaffected by alkalines and dilute acids, detergents, alcohol or organic solvents. They keep performing in hostile environments that can destroy ordinary plastics or corrode metal.


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Straight Sleeve Bearings | Thomson


Straight Sleeve Bearings

Sleeve-type Thomson Nyliner bearings provide high radial and static load capacity in limited spaces. These bearings are supplied with carbon steel outer sleeves. Both types can also be supplied with nickel-plated steel outer sleeves for use in mildly corrosive environments. Learn more »

Flanged Bearings | Thomson Nyliner



Flanged Bearings

Flanges permit our flanged bearings to take both axial and radial loads, while providing more secure retention than plain sleeve types. Learn more »

Double Flanged Bearings | Thomson

Double Flanged Bearings

These bearings are designed for easy installation in thin plates. Their double flange construction assures positive bearing retention. The larger of the two flanges has sufficient area to take thrust loads. Learn more »

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