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