SMB Bearings has partnered with ocean rowers, Gus Barton and Duncan Roy as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest unsupported row around Great Britain. SMB Bearings will be sponsoring the rowing duo by providing two sets of full … [Read more...] about SMB Bearings sponsors Great Britain rowing record attempt
According to the TUC, the average rail commute in the UK takes an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes, each day. Also, last year more than one-third of trains failed to arrive at stations due to technical faults. Chris Johnson, managing director of … [Read more...] about Smart bearings: The demise of slow-comotives
Stamping a low-quality metal with a high-quality machine tool probably wouldn’t result in success. But how many operators, unaware of the low-grade material, would blame the machine tool? This event serves as a reminder that pinning the blame on the … [Read more...] about Don’t blame it on the bearings
When most people think of ceramic bearings, they are usually referring to hybrid versions. Hybrid bearings sit in the middle of ceramic and steel, typically including stainless steel races or rings, and ceramic balls. The steel inner and outer rings … [Read more...] about Ceramic bearing: full ceramic or hybrid ceramic?
Back in 2000, scientists discovered zircon in rocks that showed life might have started 500 million years earlier than previously thought. This incredible compound has made a huge impact, as has its oxide, zirconia (ZrO2), used to make full ceramic … [Read more...] about Ceramic bearings: zirconia or silicon nitride?
Back in 2000, scientists discovered zircon in rocks that showed life might have started 500 million years earlier than previously thought. This incredible compound has made a huge impact, as has its oxide, zirconia (ZrO2), used to make full ceramic … [Read more...] about Are ceramic bearings worth the cost?
Ceramic bearing supplier, SMB Bearings is now able to fulfil low volume orders of bespoke ceramic bearing sizes following its five-year strong relationship with a specialist ceramic bearing factory in China. Engineers previously had to commit to … [Read more...] about Low volume orders for bespoke ceramic bearings
Bearings are circular, much like the economy they are used in. As more customers avoid disposing of bearings needlessly, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing re-lubricator SMB Bearings, explains the sudden surge in popularity of reusing and … [Read more...] about The rise of recycled bearings
Approximately 27,000 ceramic tiles cover the exterior of the NASA Space Shuttle — a reusable spacecraft that carries astronauts in a low orbit around Earth. Acting as a thermal barrier to the 1650 degrees Celsius generated by atmospheric re-entry, … [Read more...] about Ceramic vs hybrid bearings