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White Papers & Technical Information

White Papers & Technical Information About Bearings

AST Bearings provides "Value Beyond the Part™" by sharing its technical knowledge with fellow engineers and designers. AST engineers and technical writers will be constantly updating and adding new materials to this section of our website so bookmark it, share it, and come back frequently. In the meantime, click on a title below to read and learn more about the topic.

Radial Ball Bearing White Papers and Articles

Spherical Plain Bearing White Papers and Articles

Bushing (Plain Bearing) White Papers and Articles

Roller Bearing White Papers and Articles

Rod End Bearing White Papers and Articles

Other Technical Bearing Information

Published Technical Articles

Written by John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings/Food Manufacturing

Written by John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings/Food Manufacturing

Written by John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings/Trend Watch (a supplement to Design News) 

Bearing Design Considerations for Hand Tools

Written by John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings/Bearing Tips (a Design World supplement) 

How To Select Thin Section Bearings?

Interview with John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings/Bearing Tips (a Design World supplement) 

Why is Preload Necessary in Some Bearing Applications?

Interview with John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearing/Bearing Tips (a Design World supplement) 

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