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  1. Selecting the proper shaft and housing fit is critical in optimizing a radial ball bearing’s performance and life. A bearing can only perform to its full capacity when it is correctly fitted on the shaft and in the housing. Conversely, improper bearing fits, too loose or too tight, can lead to undesirable operating conditions and early failure. Problems…

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    May 29 2015
  2. The “Find Your Bearings” series takes in-depth looks at the many categories of bearings. In this chapter, we look at bushings, and in particular, bronze wrapped bushings. First, some background on bushings in general. Bushings, also known as “Plain Bearings” or “Sleeve Bearings,” are designed for use in numerous applications and offer features and benefits…

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    May 15 2015
  3. Did you know that AST provides free access and downloads of high quality 3D CAD models for all of our 100,000+ bearing products? This feature allows you to accelerate your time to market, effortlessly integrate bearings into your designs and initiate RFQs easily. As part of our Value Beyond the Part™ initiative, AST Bearings provides this…

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    May 4 2015