Industry News Archive

Euro zone industry output rises – September 2014

Factories in the euro zone saw a slight output rise in September, lifted by machinery and energy however making it clear that the purchasing of cars and televisions is not increasing at the expected rates in Europe as the recovery falters. Industrial output rose by 0.6% in the 18...

Continental AG run into acquisition issues in the USA

Due to US regulatory issues, Continental AG may not be able to close its acquisition of industrial hoses and conveyer belts manufacturer, Veyance Technologies.

Timken acquire Revolvo as part of their continued growth strategy

Women in the Bearing Industry

“Who run the world? GIRLS!” In the words of James Brown – “This is a man’s world” but times are changing! It is becoming more and more apparent in the bearing industry that the number of women working in technological companies is on the rise.

What could you do with 7 fingers?

Everyday tasks like removing a bottle lid, stirring your cup of tea and peeling a banana are all simple enough, until you need to use just one hand. However, a  new wrist-mounted robot could help by providing an extra 2 fingers.

NCIS and NTN fight to combat counterfeit bearings

On the 25 June in South Carolina, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) raided a bearing storage unit. After an investigation, NCIS concluded that the warehouse was illegally distributing low quality, counterfeit bearings. They managed to seize hundreds of fake NTN Bearings products, as well as several...

Expansion of Electric Vehicles leads Innovation in Bearings

The number of electric and hybrid cars on the road is on the rise leading to innovation in the bearings used on the production line.

Bearings and sewers

Sewers, waste, sewage, water, not the first things people think of when you say bearings. In fact the most thing many people think is that you’re lost and need directions, but never mind. However bearings were exactly what the engineers needed for the Lee Tunnel project in London, and...

Is 3D printing the future of Bearings?

igus has launched a new 3D printing material that could radically change the bearing and manufacturing industry. The filament (iglide tribo-filament)  is up to 50 times more resistant than conventional 3D printing materials such as ABS, and is the world’s first to be enhanced with tribological, or low-friction,...

Demand for bearings is set to increase to $96 billion by 2016

  The worldwide market for bearings is currently worth around $89 billion and is projected to increase to $96 billion by 2016.