We were trying to build a lift and are looking for Thrust bearings (https://www.mcmaster.com/thrust-washers). However, we need 2 per roller and we have 2 robots with 24 each for a total of 96. I have seen them elsewhere where you have to request a quote, but I was wondering if anyone knows a cheaper source as they would cost $300.
Did you look at vxb.com ?
Yes, they are about the same price (-$0.02)
We bought and used over a hundred of these thrust bearings https://www.mcmaster.com/6655k15 for our scissor lift last year and worked well. No problems. Pretty cheap. We also bought https://www.mcmaster.com/60715k11 which was a heavier duty thrust bearing for our drive screw for our scissor lift. No problems but fairly expensive.
100 bearings for $300 is a steal in almost all cases. About the only thing cheaper is 608 (skateboard) bearings which are possibly the most commonly (and with the lowest quality at times) made bearing…