What Are Polymer Bearings?
Low-cost, high performance polymer bearings are the ideal alternative to sintered bronze or other metal bushings. Injection-molded from quality engineering thermoplastics, these bearings eliminate stick-slip and metal- on-metal contact––allowing smooth, accurate, low-friction linear, rotary or oscillating motion.
When to Use Polymer Bearings?
Popular applications for injection-molded bearings include those which demand low maintenance, long life and low cost. They are widely used by the automotive, medical, appliance, office machine, and marine industries to provide smooth, accurate, low friction linear, rotary or oscillating motion. In automotive specifically, typical applications include break and clutch pedal assemblies, printer carriages, hydraulic cylinders, gear motors, truck suspensions, and many more.
Polymer bearings are ideal where temperatures range up to 500°F, the application requires a thin wall or simple installation is required.