Bear in mind...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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In earlier RET-Monitor articles I have written about the application and challenges of lead-free bearings. Until now the focus has been on the main bearing shells, mainly linked to the crankcase main bearing bore shape and split line quality. In this... read more
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Con rod bearings, not leaded please

Thursday, December 16, 2010
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In earlier RET-Monitor articles I have written about the application and challenges of lead-free bearings. Until now the focus has been on the main bearing shells, mainly linked to the crankcase main bearing bore shape and split line quality. In this... read more
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Leaded status versus unleaded thoughts…

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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In my previous articles on the difference between leaded and lead-free bearing shells materials, the heat transport from oil through the bearing shell to the crankcase was discussed. In this article the current status of the leaded bearing is describ... read more
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Lead-free bearing materials (continued)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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In previous articles about the differences between leaded and lead-free bearing shell materials, several reservations about the latter have been discussed, one of which is the heat transport from oil through the bearing shell to the crankcase, where ... read more
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Lead free bearing(s) fit

Friday, July 02, 2010
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In another article in this issue of RET-Monitor, I have given what I hope is an insight into crankcase main bearing split design (keyword: heads-blocks). Background is the accuracy of the main bearing split line geometry, primarily focused on the rou... read more
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Bearing the load

Thursday, May 13, 2010
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In most motorsport applications, bearings have had to cope with increasing loads as the requirements for higher performance of engine, gearbox and suspension components continues to increase. Recalling his days at Tyrrell, Renault's Formula One chie... read more
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Rolling contact bearings

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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The terms rolling contact bearing, anti friction bearing and rolling element bearing are used to describe that class of bearing in which the main load is transferred through elements in rolling contact with each other. Friction in a rolling element b... read more
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