PEEK as a Bearing Material
This report shows that when poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) is used as a bearing material under dry conditions, the polymer wear debris can be transferred back to the bulk polymer. This can lead to very low wear rates normally associated with lubricated operation. An example is given of a possible application for this phenomenon and further work is suggested to transfer this from the laboratory wear machine to a real-life bearing.
KeywordsWear Rate Journal Bearing Bearing Material Ether Ether Ketone Debris Layer
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