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Bearing Basics: Facts Your Boss Hopes You Know about “Plain Polymer Bearings”

Plain Polymer Bearings

In this article, we are going to look at the different types of “plain” (or “plane”) polymer bearings.  Both spellings are correct, it’s only a matter of blogger preference.   “Plain polymer bearings” is preferred for this article.  Recall that the purpose of bearings in general is to:

  • support shafts,
  • reduce the friction between contacting surfaces,
  • and to constrain motion along one or more axes

There are different ways to classify plain bearings, and in this article we will look at one possible means of classification:  sleeved, flanged, and thrust bearings.   


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