Articles By: Lee Pearson

Foldable Phone

Foldable Phone

This patent shows how Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X might actually work There have been a lot of rumours about a folding Samsung phone – known as the Galaxy X – over the years, and patents have even given us an idea of how it might look. But now we’ve got an idea of how the interface on this bendy phone might work, […]

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Supplier Unveils New Polymer Bearings for Hybrids

Supplier Unveils New Polymer Bearings for Hybrids

Supplier Unveils New Polymer Bearings for Hybrids Rheinmetall Automotive’s KS Gleitlager subsidiary introduced two highly wear-resistant materials, KS R53L1 polymer for crankshaft bearings and Polymer KS R55L1 for gasoline-hybrid connecting-rod bearings at the recent Frankfurt auto show. Rheinmetall Automotive launches a new generation of main and connecting-rod bearings engineered to withstand hybrid vehicles’ high ignition pressures and increased use of […]

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Purvis Industries Acquires A&W Bearings & Supply

Purvis Industries Acquires A&W Bearings & Supply

Purvis Industries Acquires A&W Bearings & Supply Co.   Purvis Industries has announced that effective Oct. 30, it has acquired substantially all of the assets, brand rights, websites, the personal and intellectual property of A&W Bearings & Supply Co. A&W Bearings & Supply Co. is located in Dallas, Garland and Nacogdoches, TX and has served the North and East Texas markets for over […]

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KS Gleitlager launches new polymer bearings for mild hybrids

KS Gleitlager launches new polymer bearings for mild hybrids

KS Gleitlager launches new polymer bearings for mild hybrids KS Gleitlager GmbH says it has launched a new generation of polymer bearings specifically engineered for mild hybrids with stop-start functions. One consequence of the ever tougher requirements on IC engines regarding fuel and emission reduction is the advance of hybridisation and increased use of low-viscosity oils. Ignition pressures and hence the […]

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Strong Growth for High-Sliding Polyacetal Grades

Strong Growth for High-Sliding Polyacetal Grades

Strong Growth for High-Sliding Polyacetal Grades for Gears, Bearings Polyplastics says its Duracon noise-reduction grades are getting a lot of play at the same time that DuPont seems ready to back away from its engineering thermoplastics Strong global demand is reported for high-sliding grades of Duracon polyoxymethylene (POM)/acetal resin, which is based on a reportedly leading-edge noise reduction technology developed […]

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Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio

Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio

Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio and How to Overcome the Stick-Slip Phenomenon One of the most misunderstood principles regarding linear bearings is something called the 2:1 Ratio. Understanding it will help engineers avoid the problem of stick-slip. Back in the 1980s, Pacific Bearing Co. (PBC)invented and commercialized plain bearings, which were sized to be interchangeable with linear ball bearings. Plain […]

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