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XD15nw manufacturing example in detail from Enduro Bearings

See how Enduro bearings turns raw XD15nw rods into the ultimate bottom bracket for high end bicycle racers. Article includes details photos of the heat treatment and machining process, as well as an onsite video of their California manufacturing partner facility at ABI Industries. Read the full story w/images and video


SKF MRC® brand launches deep groove ball bearings for extreme corrosive environments

SKF MRC® brand HNCR deep groove ball bearings offer unprecedented corrosion resistance to withstand harsh operating conditions encountered in the wide variety of food and beverage processing applications.  These uniquely engineered bearings are manufactured from high nitrogen corrosion resistant steel (HNCR) to provide superior corrosion resistance, hardness, and fatigue life compared with standard 52100 or…

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SKF MRC® brand Spherical Roller Bearings – Pulp and Paper

SKF MRC® brand launches first-ever corrosion-resistant steel spherical roller bearings for pulp and paper applications.  The industry’s first corrosion-resistant steel spherical roller bearing has actually been in use for several years at a paper mill in Florida. Outfitted with a V-ring sealing solution, the MRC HNCR bearings were installed on a wet section felt roll….

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Enduro XD-15 Ceramic Bearings and Bottom Bracket

Enduro designs with XD15NW in their bottom bearing bracket to reduce friction and improve reliability. Visit Enduro’s website Read Bike Radar review Assembled:                                                         Component view:        …

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XD15NW in the Tour de France!

Endurance bicycle racing requires the best parts possible, especially the 2,262 mile Tour de France. Of all the bike’s components, the bottom bracket bearing takes the most abuse from this epic race. Every stroke of the rider’s When the Garmin-Cervelo team competed in the Tour, they need a bottom bracket bearing that would last without…

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Application: Liquid Hydrogen Turbopump Vulcain space launcher

The cryogenic engines of the Vulcain space launchers has been subjected to increasingly severe operating conditions so that entirely new bearings were developed for the liquid hydrogen turbopumps. The principal axes of development, except the optimization of the bearing geometry, were related to the improvement of the mechanical properties of the X105CrMo17 steel (AISI 440C)…

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