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Bearing Basics: Just Plane Confusing

Plain Bearings VS. Plane Bearingsplain-plane-bearing

There is some disagreement in the engineering community as to whether a plain bearing is the same as a plane bearing.  Is a plane bearing a flat bearing, or can it refer to bearings with round surfaces, like journal bearings?  This article may not establish a firm answer to this question, but it will give food for thought.


The controversy began from the first Bearing Basics post.  Here are other articles on polymer bearings :

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