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Last week in our bearing shaft and housing fit discussion, we covered the IT chart — along with the shaft and housing charts — just to understand the terminology going

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Ball Bearing Fitting Series: Basics of Fit Charts

I recently finished a decent-sized project where I had to define several ball bearing fits for a prototype — all with different fitting arrangements. I have done this so many

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Vehicle Outlook

I don’t know about you, but the recession of 2008-2010 sticks in my mind like a bad penny. Since that time, I am never able to simply say that this

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Fitting the Inner Ring to the Shaft

I don’t recall a time during the startup of a new program where an engineer unfamiliar with heavy load axle testing didn’t want to completely stop a bearing from turning

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Welded vs. Bolted Ring Gears

There is often a lively debate early in a program when we are discussing the pros and cons of laser welded ring gears vs. bolted ring gears. Just about every

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Bearing Cap Pinch

Howdy Folks, My apologies, I have been AWOL for a little while. Things can start to get a little sketchy around the PG as peak driving season ramps up. I

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Aluminum Housing Series: Preload Change Due to Bearing Span Change with Temperature.

Previously we discussed how to determine your cup interference fit based on thermal expectations. Then we discussed how the bearing cup contracts and grows with temperature, compared with how much

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Aluminum Housing Series: Cup Distortion after Installation

The next step in our aluminum housing series is to determine where the cup interference is going. If we press a cup with 100µm interference into a solid steel block,

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Aluminum Housing Series: Bearing Cup Fits in AL Housing

The interference fit that cups should have in an aluminum housing seems to be a subject that comes across my desk in regular intervals. Of course, there are numerous reasons

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Treat Your Suppliers Well

I recently had a supplier give me a call to let me know that we had some outdated paperwork floating around that was going to wind up costing us a