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Materials - Technical
AISI440C Stainless Steel bearings are heat treated to a hardness usually from Rockwell C 58 to Rockwell C 61+. All RMB German Product is manufactured to a minimum of Rockwell C 61. The maximum recommended operating temperature is 177o Celsius (350o farenheit).
SAE52100 chrome steel Bearings are usually slightly harder than AISI440C bearings. RMB heat treats their SAE52100 chrome steel bearings to Rockwell C 61-64. The maximum recommended operating temperature of chrome steel bearings is 120o Celsius (248o farenheit).
Operating temperatures higher than those shown above will need special treatment. Please consult SPB.
Bearings for very corrosive environments are made from 316 stainless steel or acetal, but it must be noted that tolerances for these bearings are not as precise as for AISI440C or SAE52100. The available range of these types is limited.
The materials listed below cover some of the standard materials used in the Small Parts & Bearings product range. Not all materials are available for bearings. When you click into each material you will see a list of standard SPB Products to which that particular material relates.
- Silicon Nitride Ceramic (Si3N4)
- Synthetic Ruby and Sapphire
- Tungsten Carbide
- Zirconia Ceramic (ZrO2)
- See also Ceramic Hybrid Bearings
- Bronze LG2 (Leaded Gunmetal)
- Ck53 / Cf53 Chrome Vanadium Alloy
- C95400 Aluminium Bronze
- Cold Rolled Steel 12L14
- Mild Steel
- Phosphor Bronze
- SAE841 Sintered Bronze
- Silver Steel
- See separate section below for Stainless Steels
- Nylon 6
- Polyethylene Terephthalate Polyester (PETP)
- Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
- Rulon J TM
- Torlon TM
- 17-4PH (1.4542) Stainless Steel
- 303 (1.4305) Stainless Steel
- 304 (1.4301) Stainless Steel
- 316 (1.4401) Stainless Steel
- 316L (1.4404) Stainless Steel
- 416 (1.4005) Stainless Steel
- 420 (1.4021) Stainless Steel
- 440C (1.4125) Stainless Steel
Acetal TM is a registered trademark of DuPont. Kevlar TM is a registered trademark of DuPont. Teflon TM is a registered trademark of DuPont. Torlon TM is a registered trademark of BP Amoco.
You can find many types of materials in the Small Parts & Bearings Online Catalogue pages.
For a huge range of bearings online please visit the Bearing Shop Online Website.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies lists a smaller range of products and only the most popular items in each range. They also list many additional hobby specific categories.
For the best range of miniature and small bearings please try the Miniature Bearings Australia website. Miniature Bearings Australia also list a large variety of miniature engineering products.
Extra information for Technical - Materials
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Small Parts & Bearings offers 126905 products in 2519 categories including couplings, screws, hex nuts, ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, corrosion resistant - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.
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