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How do you bond PTFE to metal?

The most common method of attaching a slide bearing plate to supporting metal structures is through welding. When this approach is used a "lip" must be built since the welding's extreme temperature may break the bond between the low-friction material and the metal plate. A 0.25 inch "lip" is adequate for most welded installations. When welding cannot be used (for safety or other reasons) to attach the slide plates, bolting is the most common substitute.

PTFE Slide Plates Welded to Metal Pipe Saddles
PTFE Slide Plates Welded to Metal Pipe Saddles
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