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An antifriction bearing made from a nylon/ polyethylene blend failed. The bearing came into contact with a steel shaft. Investigation (visual inspection and 417X images) supported the conclusion that movement of the shaft against the bearing caused abrasion due to fine iron oxide particles. No recommendations were made.

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2019. "Wear Failure of an Antifriction Bearing", ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Failure Modes and Mechanisms

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