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Why Nylon Bushings are a Good Choice for the Bicycle Industry

Posted On May 13, 2016

Reinforced Nylon Bushing Option

Plain bearings in bicycle applications get subjected to a good amount of abuse, from high shock loads as the rider makes their way over uneven terrain, to potentially high speeds as some bikes can reach speeds in excess of 70 mph.  Then there are the issues of environmental contaminants, namely water, mud, sand, and other debris.  That means that cleaning is required, often in the form of steam.  It takes a special type of bushing to stand up under these types of rigors.  One of the options to consider is reinforced nylon.


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Posted in: advanced polymers, nylon bushings, Bike Bearings and Bushings, Bicycle Industry

Engineer's Choice for Low-cost High-volume Polymer Bushings?

Posted On March 18, 2016

High-Volume Low-Cost Plastic Bushings

In this article, we are going to discuss what the best choices are for high-volume low-cost plastic bushings.  When an engineer is designing a part to be manufactured, there are two approaches: 

  1. the first is to choose an appropriate material, then select a manufacturing process compatible with the material;
  2. the second is to select a manufacturing process, then choose an appropriate material from the ones that are compatible with that process. 
Let’s try answering the question for today’s article by starting with manufacturing processes for plastics. 


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Posted in: Polymer Bushings, advanced polymers, plastic bushings, nylon bushings, NYLON

Tribological Properties for PEEK: Bushing and Bearing Applications

Posted On February 18, 2016

PEEK Increasingly Popular

Polymer bushings have found widespread acceptance because they are typically low friction, light weight, relatively inexpensive, have an extended service life, and can be self-lubricating.  Most polymer bearings and bushings are made from a form of PEEK, PTFE, Nylon, or UHMW PE PEEK is becoming increasingly popular because it offers a good balance of chemical, heat, and wear resistance; and is, versatile when it comes to manufacturing.

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Posted in: Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Polyetheretherketone PEEK, nylon bushings, UHMW

Bushings:  Nylon 6, Nylon 66, and Self-lubricating Nylon

Posted On February 12, 2016

Nylon Bushing Differences:

 Ever wonder what the difference is between Nylon 6 and Nylon 66?  What about Nylon MDS?  In this article, we are going to explore the difference between the types of nylon commonly used in bushings, and how that affects their potential applications.


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Posted in: Plane Polymer Bushings, Polymer Bushings, advanced polymers, plastic bushings, bushings, nylon bushings

Four Fast Facts about Molded Nylon Bushings

Posted On November 13, 2015

Nylon Bushings:

Polymer bushings can be made from a variety of plastics, including Nylon, PEEK, Acetal, PPS, and Teflon.  In this article, we are going to look at some fast facts about one particular type of polymer bushing:  Nylon bushings.  Nylon bushings are injection molded or cast, hence the term “molded bushings.”  They are usually available as sleeved bushings of flanged bushings.


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Posted in: Polymer Bushings, plastic bushings, nylon bushings

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