Thordon Bearings has announced the appointment of Millstream Engineering as an authorized distributor for the Southern Ontario and Western Canada regions. With a presence in Orillia and Burlington, both in Ontario, the company will provide … [Read more...] about Thordon Bearings announces new authorized distributor
A bee can travel over five miles and then remember its way home, despite possessing a brain the size of a pinhead. Scientists have been putting them in virtual reality simulators to help improve unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technology. … [Read more...] about The buzz around drones in the oil industry
SCHNEEBERGER Inc. has announced the availability of the new SFERAX Type H.L. linear ball bearing — featuring high-quality engineering at a competitive price point. Developed to support a linear bearing under high loads and high radial torques, the … [Read more...] about SCHNEEBERGER announces SFERAX Type H.L. linear ball bearing
As of February 1, 2021, Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing Inc, an American-based designer and manufacturer of thrust bearings, custom bearings, and precision components, is excited to announce that it has acquired the assets of Aurotek TSB, … [Read more...] about Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing Inc Acquires Aurotek TSB, Inc.
A large-diameter six-meter lathe is expected at Vesconite Bearings’ South African factory in the next few weeks. The lathe will be able to machine extra-large-diameter bearings, which are in demand for marine mining, container ships, oil tankers, … [Read more...] about Extra-large-diameter bearings for lathe application
Polymer bearing material producer Vesconite Bearings intends to take advantage of South Africa’s high levels of solar radiation to power some of its most power-hungry processes. The company has already installed the first phase of its solar … [Read more...] about Bearing materials made with solar energy
In September 2020, Airbus revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings explains how this grand reveal could spark new life in … [Read more...] about How can bearings contribute to a greener aerospace sector?
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has replaced the rubber cutterhead bearings on the 102m (335ft) dredger Mahmoud Younis with a water-lubricated Composite bearing from Thordon Bearings. The retrofit, which took place at the Port Said Shipyard’s … [Read more...] about Water-lubricated composite bearing replaces rubber cutterhead bearings
Vesconite Hilube bushings, which were installed on the control arm linkages on the radial deep sluice gates on a hydropower dam on the Nile River, are still operating some seven years after a complete overhaul of the systems controlling water flow in … [Read more...] about Bushings still operating at Nile hydropower project
3D printing technologies have evolved significantly over recent years, with much of the research effort placed in the materials science field. This has enabled the development of a whole range of high-performance polymers with mechanical … [Read more...] about Exploring advanced manufacturing processes and bearing design