Metal flipper bushing?

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Metal flipper bushing?


By oyvindmo

48 days ago



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    #1 48 days ago

    I just came across something I've never seen before: a metal version of the regular flipper bushing:

    http://www.pinball.center/shopware.php?sViewport=detail&sArticle=9175

    Maybe the don't break like the plastic ones, but I'm still a bit skeptical as to how they perform in practice over time. Anyone know anything about these?

    #2 48 days ago

    Interesting idea but I doubt it's going to work well in practice since anytime there is metal to metal contact in a machine you'll need to lube it at some point. One of the reasons (probably the only reason) flipper bushing are nylon is because of its self-lubricating qualities.

    #3 48 days ago

    Those are pretty cool, may actually reduce friction like a bearing? But kinda overkill flippers aren't really rotating at a high speed and you would constantly have to lube them.

    #4 48 days ago

    Seems like a bad idea. They're made of plastic for a reason...

    #5 48 days ago

    I bet it will never crack like so many of the plastic ones do. Solving one problem, creating one or more new ones.

    #6 48 days ago

    Looks like a bad idea.

    They do have Bronze self lubricating bushings, but those are not them.

    #7 48 days ago

    The posted link only takes me to their main page and not to the item in question.

    #9 48 days ago

    Terrible idea. Aluminum is not good bushing material.

    #10 48 days ago

    Metal to metal contact is not good. I can see this wearing out very quickly.

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