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    What is a good bearing material for use with aluminum?

    I cannot seem to find a good reference for coefficients of friction with aluminum. I'm trying to push an aluminum plate over some track, and I'm not allowed to attach a strip of something to the bottom of it. At a previous company, we ended up using something called PET + GL, which is PET with little teflon particles in it, the availability wasn't the greatest. Nylon products seemed to have a lot of sticktion and screeching associated with it.

    Is there a simple answer here, in anyone's experience? Or a good reference?

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    Last edited by Kelly Bramble; 08-02-2015 at 09:38 PM.

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    Oil impregnated Nylon?
    McMaster has it on the shelf in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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