Coatings and Tribology News

All the latest news on surface engineering technology including advanced coatings, nano coatings, surface treatment processes, ceramic spraying, finishing, waterproofing, as well as specific insight and case studies on surface interaction and how to design for it.

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NSK's new plant meets demand for precision products

Bearings specialist NSK is establishing a new production subsidiary in China, to meet the market growth for precision components, such as ball screws and linear guides, in China and other emerging economies.  Read More


UK bearing manufacturer wins £1.2million order

Specialist UK bearing manufacturer, Revolvo, has fought off stiff international competition to secure a prestigious order from India, worth in excess of £1.2million, for its SRB split roller bearings.   Read More


New design features increase bearing’s reliability

Baldor Electric has launched a new Dodge-brand mounted ball bearing incorporating sealing and lubrication innovations, which it claims can 'substantially extend' equipment lifetimes in harsh, washdown-duty operating environments such as food and beverage processing.  Read More


Nano lubricant project well under way

BHR Group has started working as project manager of the part EC funded AddNano nano lubricant project.  Read More


Linear motion rings up to 8m … and beyond

Linear motion specialist, HepcoMotion, has developed the capability to produce rings with diameters from 100mm up to 8m, or beyond. The manufacturing process it has developed can cope with the production of virtually any size by producing large rings in segments that connect together.  Read More


Innovative bearings help textile industry see off cheap imports

High speed oscillatory movements, hot contaminated atmospheres, and long operating hours are the stuff of machine builders' nightmares. But Jesa Bearings has overcome all of these with the latest bespoke running elements for textile machinery.  Read More


Hollow steel ball bearings made to save weight

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden, working in conjunction with Hollomet GmbH have developed a technology that allows the manufacture of hollow steel balls for ball valves and bearings.  Read More


Hybrid bearing facilitates next generation of machine tools

A hybrid bearing from NSK is the response to machine tool makers demanding high spindle speed and ultra smooth running even during periods of rapid acceleration. According to NSK it also produces low heat and provides seizure resistance and improved bearing life.  Read More


Intelligent lubrication system starts live trials on trains

The first live trials of an Intelligent Wheel Flange Lubrication system developed by Rowe Hankins will begin in March on a Merseyrail 507 electric multiple unit.   Read More


Steinmeyer’s ballscrew takes to the sky

A Steinmeyer ballscrew has been selected for the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator of a new regional jet to be launched at this year’s Paris Air Show.  Read More


Bearing the brunt

New developments are extending the lives of bearings working under particularly severe conditions  Read More


SKF claims energy savings with new bearings

Swedish bearings manufacturer SKF has redesigned two types of bearing to be more energy efficient  Read More

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