Chapter Eleven. Bearings

Chapter Objectives

  • Understand the different types of bearings: plain, ball, and thrust

  • Learn how to select bearings from the Content Center

  • Understand how tolerances are used with bearings

  • Learn how to use bearings in assemblies


This chapter discusses three types of bearings: plain, ball, and thrust. See Figure 11-1. Plain bearings are hollow cylinders that may have flanges at one end. Plain bearings are made from nylon or Teflon for dry (no lubrication) applications, and impregnated bronze or other materials when lubrications are used.

plain bearing

A hollow cylinder that may have a flange at one end and may or may not be lubricated; also called a sleeve bearing or a bushing.

Figure 11-1

Plain ...

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