The process for selecting a polymer bushing isn’t that difficult, but it does involve quite a bit of information about the bushing application before you begin.
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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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Plain Bearings VS. Plane Bearings
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 artices on polymer bearings :
Polymer Bushing Mechanisms of Wear
Bushings have two mechanisms of wear: adhesion and abrasive. Adhesion, as discussed in a previous post, occurs when two surfaces come into direct contact and the atoms from one surface adhere to the other surface. Abrasion occurs when a harder surface contacts a softer surface and removes material from the softer surface. For polymer bushings, the primary mode of wear is adhesion. The key to understanding wear by adhesion is a proper understanding of how polymers respond to friction.
Here are some other articles relating to polymer bushings and bearings from Advanced EMC Technologies:
- No More Beating around the Bushing
- Selecting the Precise Polymer Bushing
- Ultimate Qualitative Cheat Sheet for Polymer Bushing Life Expectancy
- Bearing Basics: Facts Your Boss Hopes You Know about “Plain Polymer Bearings”
Many young engineers may wonder exactly what the difference is between a bearing and a bushing, and some may be too embarrassed to ask. In this post, we are going to track down the difference.
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Bushings, also known as plain bearings or sleeve bearings, are used in just about every industry, and have been for many, many years. In this post we are going to look at the life expectancy of polymer bearings for a qualitative viewpoint, as opposed to a quantitative, calculation-based look.
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