Free 3D CAD Models for Bearings
Do you have the need to include bearings in your CAD design project? Why bother rendering them yourself when you can quickly and easily down load them for free? Want to accelerate your time to market? If you answered "yes", then read on....
Now you can easily find, select, and download all of the high-quality 3D CAD models of bearings you want for free – a value-added benefit from AST Bearings.
Eight Major Product Categories with 40 Sub-Categories (updated!)
AST® Bearings provides access to all of its 10,000+ bearing products in its online catalog including high-quality 3D CAD models and full specifications. Major product categories in this bearing CAD library include:
Ball Bearings – 13 sub-categories
- Roller Bearings – 7 sub-categories (updated!)
- Thrust Bearings – 2 sub-categories
- Bushings (Plain Bearings) – 12 sub-categories
- Spherical Plain Bearings – 14 sub-categories
- Rod Ends – 2 sub-categories
- Linear Bushing Bearings and Linear Way Products – 2 sub-categories (updated!)
- Pillow Blocks, Flanges, Take Up Units and Bearing Inserts – 7 sub-categories (updated!)
Easily Find the Right 3D CAD Model
Finding the right CAD model in our CAD library to download is easy and can be done several ways:
- Use the “Search catalog here...” field to find exactly the product model you are looking for or just one of the parameters/specifications.
- Go directly to the index of the online catalog and use the graphical user interface to drill down to the type of product you are looking for.
- Within the online catalog, use parametric search, filtering, and sorting to find the model that meets your exact specifications.
High-Quality CAD Models
All of the 3D CAD models in AST Bearings' online catalog were drawn by in-house AST engineers. None of the models were "farmed out" to designers which may know nothing about bearings and their nuances. When you download a bearing CAD model from us, you are assured of the highest quality. If you need even higher resolution models than what you see online, just ask for it. AST provides "value beyond the part."™
Preview the 3D CAD Model Before Downloading
AST Bearings also provides the ability to preview your 3D CAD model prior to downloading. Our preview function permits interactive viewing by using 3D PDF files (Adobe® Reader® 9 or later software is required to view 3D PDF files). eDrawings® (developed by Solidworks®) files are also available through downloading which also give you the ability to simulate, animate, configure, cross-section, layer, markup, measure, stamp, and so much more from their free plugin for MS Internet Explorer.
Download the Exact CAD File Format You Need
We have provided the ability to download our high quality 3D CAD models in the format you need for seamless integration into your design. Currently, we offer file formats for at least 18 different CAD program (compatible with virtually every program out there today). These include:
- Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0-4.0 (.prt, .asm)
- Pro/ENGINEER 2001 (.prt, .asm)
- Solidworks 2004-2008 (.stp)
- Autodesk Inventor (.stp)
- IGES (.igs)
- STEP (.stp)
- CATIA V5 (.igs)
- CATIA V4 (.igs)
- ANVIL (.stp)
- CADKey (.stp)
- IronCAD (.stp)
- Mechanical Desktop (.stp)
- ACIS (.stp)
- SDRC I-DEAS (.stp)
- Unigraphics (.stp)
- AutoCAD 2D (.dxf)
- DXF file (.dxf)
- eDrawings 2D (dxf)
- Adobe Reader 3D PDF
Benefits of AST Bearing's Online Catalog with Free CAD Files:
- Free to use!... A value-added benefit of AST
- Accelerates your time to market!
- Identify and specifies appropriate products
- Self-Service!... No need for supplier intervention
- Accessible anytime!... Open 24/7/365
- Accessible anywhere with Internet Access
- No extra work to integrate bearings into your designs
- Identifies source for over 10,000 products
- Initiate RFQs easily
Free of Charge – A Value-Added Service from AST Bearings
AST Bearings provides you this free service whether you are a current customer, non-customer, student, (or even a competitor!). AST Bearings provides “value beyond the part™ ”
Click here to go to the full line product index of our interactive online bearing product catalog including free 3D CAD model downloads.
If for some reason you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, just ask for it. AST can be your single-source supplier for all of your bearing and related product needs.