high friction rollers Plastic?

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by ratdoggg, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. ratdoggg

    ratdoggg Member

    I am new here so here goes..
    I am building a light weight friction drive and have a problem with rollers..
    I have seen some kits that are using a roller that appears to be made of
    plastic or rubber. any one have any information as to what this material is.
    I have gooogled up high friction rollers and there are some industrial applications
    for conveyor belt drive rollers and such but of course they have no interest in selling
    to a small guy! :detective:

  2. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Dimension Edge offered a urethane roller, I thought.
  4. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    They still sell 1/2" shaft rollers both in Rubber & Urethane w/ varying durometers @ Mcmaster Carr (Jim @ BMP told me about them when I bought my kit)