Custom Composite Bearings
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CIP Composite™ materials are laminated polymer materials made by impregnating textile with thermosetting resins.
The physical properties of CIP materials make them excellent bearing materials. CIP Composites™ offer design engineers an attractive, cost effective alternative to the traditional materials used for bushings, bearings, wear pads, and thrust washers, such as bronze, brass or nylon. CIP Composites™ are only 1/6 the weight of steel, easily machined, have good dimensional stability and do not contain harmful or toxic materials.
CIP Composites™ are a non-metallic, high load, high impact and self lubricating laminated materials. Our textiles and thermosetting resins are blended with graphite, moly, PTFE, and/or other proprietary lubricants which have become major problem solvers for many industries.
CIP Composite™ bearing materials offer many advantages compared to other glass backed composite polymers, bronze and steel materials. CIP Composites™ have a wide range of applications that can be utilized and are especially ideal for pivoting and sliding applications.
Low coefficient of friction
Outstanding mechanical strength
Excellent dimensional stability in water, corrosive fluids
and chemical solutions
Excellent Wear resistance
Non-abrasive to mating surfaces (does not contain abrasive fillers – such as calcium carbonate CaCO3)
100% bearing material (no metallic or fiberglass shell)
Shock load resistance
High load capacity
Elimination of grease lubrication with solid lubricants
Manufacture non-standard shapes and sizes
Electrical insulating and non-magnetic series are available
Engineering support available
Manufactured in U.S.A.
Pivoting or oscillating movements
Custom Bearings and structure parts