Coatings and Tribology Features

Surface engineering has never been more important to engineering. Our editors bring you a host of the latest thinking, views and opinions about coating technology and surface engineering. Find out how to optimise the materials you use to get the most out of them from longer life, to better performance.

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Plastic bearings cut wear and tear

Tom Shelley reports on the latest advances in polymer bearings for linear systems, and the results of a recent competition to showcase their usefulness   Read More


Dental bearing ups device life by four

New bearing production and sealing techniques are helping manufacturers of dental hand pieces up warranties from six months to two years. Dean Palmer reports   Read More


Linear motion gets double act

Tom Shelley reports on a unit designed for working double doors and windows   Read More


Variable collets extract all bushes

Tom Shelley reports on a clever way of extracting different sized interference fit bushes and bearings from bores without damaging them   Read More


Linear guides offer rigidity and long life

IKO Nippon Thompson has launched a range of miniature, stainless steel linear guides that offer high rigidity and whose slide units are fitted with a capillary sleeve lubricating component.   Read More


Pick-and-place machine is spot on

A novel pick-and-place machine that took more than three years to develop has the potential to redefine biological research. Dean Palmer investigates   Read More


High precision ballscrews meet DIN standard

For design engineers that require precision ballscrews, THK UK has developed a range of precision ground ballscrews.   Read More


Clip on bearing fits precisely

Bearings, whether rolling or plain, normally have to be pressed onto shafts  Read More


Miniature linear guides key to machine downsizing

For OEMs that need to downsize their products, bearings manufacturer NSK’s miniature precision linear guides are ideal.  Read More


Special guides for special applications

If design engineers are looking for a linear guide where the specification refers to words such as “ceramic, vacuum, clean, non-magnetic, lightweight, high temperature and insulation” it’s not easy to find a UK source for such a product.   Read More


Plain bearings make toughest slides

Tom Shelley reports on some useful innovations in linear systems for use in difficult environments  Read More


Combined motor and ballscrew succeeds with precision

Motor driven ballscrew actuators are widely used in applications as varied as special purpose machines and extending jetways at airports  Read More


Large bearings sensed into place

Mounting of large bearings is eased by SKF's new SensorMount system.  Read More


Insulation cuts need for bearing maintenance

A range of insulated bearings combat electrical erosion in trains  Read More


Special bearings brought together

INA and FAG Kugelfischer, now one company, are combining their top of the range products and services under a new umbrella brand called 'X-life'.  Read More


As if by magic, measurements appear

Bearings form the mainstay of many technologies, with the humble roller bearing playing an important role   Read More


Linear bearings made even better

New linear ball bearings are said to have improved accuracies and load ratings, smoother performance and reduced noise.   Read More


Special bearing lifts positioning

A special bearing has been developed to improve the positioning accuracy of high speed lifts in tall buildings   Read More


Sounding out bearing lubrication

Mark Fletcher delves into a UK-based research project which will attempt to demystify the measurement and analysis of bearing lubrication films  Read More


Developments with a bearing on motion

Mark Fletcher delves into the world of bearings and takes a look at some of the most recent advances and product offerings  Read More


Cold idea prompts hot prospects

Tom Shelley reports on an energy saving way of cooling freezers, and some of the spin-off benefits  Read More


Turning to higher accuracies

Tom Shelley reports on a visit to the UK's leading maker of very high precision machine tools  Read More


The future beckons for bearing packages

Tom Shelley talks to bearing vendors and makers about their perceptions of future demand and their responses in terms of technical developments   Read More


Taking it to the limit

Leading experts tell Tom Shelley about the factors that limit the performance of rolling element bearings and how the frontiers are being pushed back.  Read More


One ball saves the race

Mark Fletcher digs into the facts behind a self-healing bearing arrangement  Read More

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