FAQ – When to use a linear plain bearing vs a recirculating ball bearing


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Oftentimes, engineers want to know when it’s appropriate to use linear plain bearings instead of ball bearings inside their applications. In this video, drylin® Product Manager Matt Mowry offers a few tips and things to consider when making that decision. Check it out!

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