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  1. Usually, when people think of bearing materials the first option they will imagine is stainless steel. While this is certainly a common material, there are a range of other choices, each with their own unique advantages and limitations. Depending on application type, bearing experts may advise on a number of materials, and today we’ll take…

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    August 5 2016
  2. Selecting the proper shaft and housing fit is critical in optimizing a radial ball bearing’s performance and life, and this post will look at some key considerations in the area. 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,…

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    July 22 2016
  3. Did you know that AST has a video section highlighting some of our value added services and capabilities? Check-out these four examples, featuring lubrication, failure analysis, mechanical sub assemblies and bearing design/application engineering. Lubrication Bearing lubrication an integral consideration for component performance and life. The video highlights AST’s proprietary solvent cleaning solution, ISO 14644-1 certified…

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    July 8 2016
  4. Now that our full preload guide has been posted we’re compiling all of the information from this educational 5-part series into one, convenient location. Penned by AST’s VP of Operations, John Wallace, this guide has recently also been featured in Design World magazine and Bearingtips.com. In the case of ball bearings, preload is often a…

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    June 24 2016