Benefits of Sintered Components in Customised Bearing Requirements

When a shrewd bearing manufacturer takes advantage of sintered components, new product lines gain tailor-designed features and functions. To put it another way, customised bearing requirements are readily expedited when that manufacturer embraces sintering technology. First of all, even the most professionally equipped machine shop uses a subtractive process to fabricate its mechanical bearings. Sintered […]

How Do Self Lubricated Bearings Work?

Self-lubricated bearings ceaselessly counteract sliding element friction. That’s because, unlike their high-maintenance counterparts, this self-sufficient bearing type doesn’t require a supplementary oil feed system. Instead, the all-important lubricant, the oily stuff that produces a thin film around the bearing parts, is part of the machine component. Granted, the advantages of this friction-diminishing arrangement are many. […]

What is a Self-Aligning Bearing?

Self-aligning bearings function as automatic imbalance compensators when ailing shafts deviate from their angular norm. Granted, the device looks much like a standard bearing. There are rings, rolling elements, and an empty middle section for a shaft. A closer look, though, reveals a curved inner surface on the outer ring, plus two sets of ball […]

All about K-Couplings

Technical terms always cause a raised eyebrow while you try to decipher the term. K-Couplings are no exception, so let’s lay down a definition that explains this engineering term. Essentially, this shaft coupling is designed as a drive chain compensation mechanism. In other words, if there’s a misalignment error between two powered shafts, a flexible […]

Sintered Metal Filters and Silencers

Compacted powder metal filters and silencers are manufactured as all metal products. There are no fallible moving parts or different materials to fabricate, no peculiar flow models to predict. In lieu of a multi-component architecture, a single porous metal part filters numerous fluids mediums. Made from bronze, from copper-nickel and stainless steel, poriferous sintered strainers […]

Metal Powder Applications and Uses

Metal powder applications exist in every industry. Naturally, there are the sintered products we’ve explored and will continue to investigate, but there are other disciplines where alloy powders rule. Perhaps we should study a few alternative powder applications, just so that the newfound knowledge lends our sintering work context, yes? Starting with resins and paints, […]

Sintering and Sintered Components: What Is It All About?

A description of sintering and sintered components takes us away from traditional metal casting technology. Instead, the parts are fabricated from compacted metal particles. In this process, a powdery alloy is subjected to high temperatures and crushing pressures until the aggregate mass assumes a solid shape. In the context of bearing technology, the sintering process […]