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Metal-Polymer Bearings

High Wear Resistance with Low Friction

Consisting of a metal backing for high mechanical strength and a sintered bronze layer, Metal-Polymer bearings are impregnated with an anti-friction overlay enriched with PTFE or high performing thermoplastic combined with fillers to obtain an optimal running surface.

Offering superior anti-friction and wear-resistant properties, Metal-Polymer bearings can operate dry or with external lubrication—delivering superior performance through its unique composite structure. 

GGB | Metal Polymer Materials

To keep innovating in the space of tribological bearings, we continue to push ourselves to increase wear resistance while improving friction. Recent advances that deliver improved tribological properties are creating opportunities to meet these challenges and help revolutionize component design and manufacturing. Ideal for hundreds of applications in a variety of global industries, Metal-Polymer solutions are easily customized for customer specifications and requirements: from grooves and holes for lubricant to punched and stamped shapes. 

The Freedom to Innovate

In any project, considering tribological requirements as early as possible in the system design process is critical to ensuring optimal performance or expand beyond traditional surface engineering solutions. This allows you to take full advantage of part shape to minimize the number of components and maximize service life. Depending on your application’s requirements, our Metal-Polymer bearings can be customized for a wide range of uses. Many shapes and sizes are possible—with inner diameters ranging from 2mm/0.08in to more than 500mm/20in.  

Finally the type of loading applied to a bearing determines which shape is required from the following:

Cylindrical Bearings for Radial Loads

Cylindrical Bearings

Radial Loads

Flanged Bearings for radial loads and light axial loads

Flanged Bearings 

Radial Loads and Light Axial Loads 

Thrust Washers for heavy axial loads

Thrust Washers 

Heavy Axial Loads 

Flanged Thrust Washer for Heavy Axial Loads

Flanged Thrust Washers 

Heavy Axial Loads 

Sliding Plates can be manufactured according to final shape

Sliding Plates 

According to Final Shape

DU Preferred Series

DU® Preferred Series is the lead free solution to DU® bearings

For GGB Metal-Polymer products that are lead free, look to the DU Preferred Series "DP". Our lead-free alternatives are available in a wide range of products and represent our dedication toward innovating environmentally-friendly solutions. The DU Preferred Series is one small way we try to help improve human safety and the overall health of our planet. 

PTFE-BASED BEARINGS  

Lead-Free Products 
DP4®    |    DP4-B    |   DP10    |    DP11    |    DP31
Lead Products
 DU®    |   DU-B

THERMOPLASTIC-BASED BEARINGS

Lead Free Products
DX®    |    DX®10    |    DTS10®    |    DS    |    HI-EX®

Experience the Advantage

Improved energy performance due to low friction property of PTFE-enriched overlay
Low Friction Energy Efficiency

Improved energy performance due to low friction property of PTFE-enriched overlay

 

Extended service life from high wear-resistant bronze layer
Extended Service Life

From high wear-resistance bronze layer

From high overlay resistance under fatigue loading, cavitation erosion and edge loading 

 

Zero maintenance self-lubricating bearings can operate dry without grease
Reduced/Zero Maintenance

From self-lubricating bearings that can operate dry without grease

From indents in the overlay which act as reservoirs for grease 

 

Reliable under boundary lubricated conditions and frequent starts/stops
Increased Durability and Reliability

Avoids potential shaft and bearing seizure under boundary lubricated conditions and frequent stop/start operation 

 

Thin-wall bearing construction allows for lightweight solution
Compact, Lightweight Design

Through thin-wall bearing construction

 

Reduces noise by eliminating metal-to-metal contact
Reduced Noise

By eliminating metal-to-metal-contact between the bearing and the shaft

 

GGB Metal-Polymer Bearing materials improve operational efficiency as it allows for reduced clearance and perfect bearing geometry
Efficient Operation  

Improved operational efficiency with a machinable overlay for reduced clearances and perfect bearing geometry

 

 

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