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066-Ball Bearing Technology

By: Robert P. Tata, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

066-Ball Bearing Technology

This course provides, with ample illustration, technological information on all phases of ball bearings. It starts out with the basics such as description, theory of operation, sizes, and types. The features and capabilities of the three different kinds of ball bearings are described along with an explanation of the compromise that is involved in the design of inner and outer ring pathway curvature and shoulder height. Next, a discussion follows of how ball bearing operating life is calculated and why it is given as a probability number and how preloading spindle bearings can improve the accuracy of manufacturing machines. Finally, bearing seals, material, and lubrication methods are given along with an explanation of how the use of double sealed ball bearings can be an advantage to the machine designer. Every effort has been made to provide step-by-step, easy to read material with factual information and descriptive illustrations to enhance the student's knowledge of ball bearing technology.

Since ball bearings are used in a wide variety of product, this course will provide useful information to a wide variety of engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Civil, Manufacturing, and any other with a Machine Design option or having an interest in mechanical products. There is always a need for new faces and new ideas in the bearing industry to improve product performance in such demanding fields such as high speed aircraft and space vehicles where light weight and extremely harsh environments continually push the performance of today's products to their limit. Even more earthly environments such as wind turbines are proving to be a design challenge to the bearing engineer because of unexpected and sometimes hard to explain failures that are occurring in ever increasingly sized megawatt units.

066-Ball Bearing Technology
Philip Perkins
08/23/2018
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Course material presented in a very orderly fashion. Lots of basic information. Would like to see more material on ball bearings (applications, design, failure modes).
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066-Ball Bearing Technology
Melvyn Kogan
05/18/2017
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Very well presented and easily understood
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066-Ball Bearing Technology
Jak Curham
05/07/2017
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easy to follow, informative. Thank you
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TWS
12/22/2015
Good introductory course to bearings and bearing terminology.
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anonymous
12/28/2013
The diagrams could have been located better within the text, so that scrolling back-and-forth is reduced.
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MARCELINO TOTORICA
07/10/2010
VERY GOOD TEST AND VERY INSTREUCTIVE
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Ball Bearing Technology
James Patterson
06/13/2010
The provides a 10,000 foot overview of the subject very well. However, additional calculations and had few practical applications would have made this course more useful. To improve the course, provide more details on determining bearing life, effects of different classes of fit, and thermal effects on bearing.


SunCam Comment: The course is intended to be an overview that is suitable for a broad range of engineering disciplines. Determining bearing life, effects of different classes of fit, and thermal effects on bearings are all good suggestions for additional courses.
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Price: $67.50
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Course Code: 100208-01
Course PDH Hours: 3
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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