Technical References

Expanded metal can be employed by itself as a plain bearing or bushing. It is generally most effective in this use when loaded with a lubricant, such as grease or babbitt. However, expanded metal is more often used as the structural backbone for plastic plain bearings or bushings. In this approach, plastic (frequently PTFE or similar material) is extruded around an expanded metal core. The expanded metal does not come into contact with external surfaces, but retains the shape of the bearing/bushing and keeps it in place. Dexmet can provide a wide variety of metals, geometries (including control of the z-dimension), and secondary treatments to exacting specifications to meet your needs. Call our engineering team for more information about how Dexmet can help you improve your product.

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