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Modern Bearing Technology

Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:57 pm



I've recently been reading about ceramic bearings, and their increased efficiency through less friction. In certain applications, ceramic bearings spin more smoothly as a result of the balls being more perfectly round than their steel counterparts, as well as the lower volume of grease required for lubrication. The ceramic material, I understand, is also relatively resistant to thermal expansion, further reducing friction.

Are ceramic bearings used in any aircraft applications? If so, where? And how are they lubricated? Is it a nonstandard or specialized lubricant, specific to ceramics?

Thanks in advance for any info.  Smile




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RE: Modern Bearing Technology

Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:11 am

We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.
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RE: Modern Bearing Technology

Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:20 am




Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):

Hmm...intriguing...

As a mountain biker, I think you'll find this BB review interesting:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/?id=2006/reviews/FSA_MegaExo




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RE: Modern Bearing Technology

Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.

It's the chemtrail dispenser isn't it?
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RE: Modern Bearing Technology

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.

How about telling us what ATA chapter this componet section belongs in?  Wink
 
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RE: Modern Bearing Technology

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:30 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
It's the chemtrail dispenser isn't it?

more along the lines of the stealth kit for the dispenser...

Quoting 777WT (Reply 4):
How about telling us what ATA chapter this componet section belongs in?

see above  Wink
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