Sourcing replacement components in pharmaceutical manufacturing While the origin of the first bearing is unknown, Ancient Egyptian drawings depict tree trunks under sleds with liquid-lubricated runners used to move massive stone blocks. While not … [Read more...] about What is bearing obsolescence management?
The temperature of furnaces can reach a whopping 1800° C. For applications exposed to these extremes, how important is choosing and applying the right kind of lubrication? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of specialist bearings supplier, SMB … [Read more...] about What’s the importance of high-temperature lubricants in bearings?
The F1 in Schools competition sees students from around the world compete to design and race the fastest miniature car model. The UK took home the world champion title at the 2019 world finals in Abu Dhabi, but what can design engineers learn from … [Read more...] about The bearing balancing act — What are the ultra-low friction grease options?
Edited by Mike Santora Design engineers have long searched for material coating methods to reduce friction. But, could the restructuring of newly found materials reduce friction on macroscopic scales? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of … [Read more...] about The fall of friction in bearings?
Hyundai and Kia had to recall 1.4 million cars globally in April 2017 because engines were prone to stalling and failure, increasing the likelihood of a fatal crash. This case highlights the importance of ensuring that your entire supply chain is … [Read more...] about Is your supply chain compliant?