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Custom and Made to Order Bearings

Bearing CollageCarter Manufacturing Limited is a world-class supplier of bespoke bearings that specialises in low to medium volume production. Carter works closely with every customer from conception to production in order to supply the best quality custom bearings to fit the most extreme applications. As an experienced made to order bearing supplier with an extensive catalogue and stock list, Carter recognises the diversity of each situation and offers quick, creative and functional solutions.

If your application requires a custom size, material, geometry, load or speed rating contact one of our experienced technical sales and engineering team for assistance. Our capabilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • Custom design and manufacture of non standard bearings
  • Matching and pairing
  • Specialist cage manufacture
  • Reballing
  • Custom clearance
  • Relubrication
  • Snap-ring grooves
  • Tappered bores/housings
  • Coating and Lubricants
  • Outer ring V-grooves
  • Any custom configuration to suit your application

Carter’s bearings are manufactured in both standard ISO/ABMA and nonstandard sizes in any of the materials provided in the charts shown below.

Bespoke Bearings

The charts below are helpful tools our experts created to visually represent suggested combinations for your bespoke hybrid or ceramic bearings along with material properties for the specialised metals for your bespoke bearings.

Hybrid Bearings Suggested Combinations
Outer Race Inner Race Rolling Element Cage/separator Shield/Seal Lubrication
Coating Grease/Oil
Corrosion Resistant 440C 440C Silicon Nitride PTFE * * *
High Temperature Ribbon * * *
Vacuum PEEK/Stainless Steel  N/A * N/A
Cryogenic N/A * N/A
Non-magnetic 316 316 TN9/PTFE * * *
Insulating 440C 440C PEEK * * *
Clean Ribbon * * *
High Speed TN9 * * *

* = Many options are available

 

Ceramic Bearings Suggested Combinations
Outer Race Inner Race Rolling Element Cage/separator Shield/Seal Lubrication
Corrosion Resistant Zirconia Zirconia Zirconia PTFE * *
Highly Corrosive Resistant Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide PTFE/PEEK/ Full Compliment * *
High Temperature Zirconia Zirconia Zirconia Full Compliment * *
Extreme High temperature Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride * *
Vacuum PEEK/Stainless Steel N/A N/A
Cryogenic  N/A N/A
Non-magnetic Zirconia Zirconia Zirconia PTFE * *
Insulating Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride TN9/PTFE * *
Clean Zirconia Zirconia Zirconia * *
High Speed Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride TN9 * *

* = Many options are available

All suggestions are subject to each individual application and are for comparative use only, in order to specify the correct specification please contact Carter

 

Specialised Metal Materials for Bespoke Bearings
BG-42® AMS5749 Stellite® M-50 (Vacuum Treated) Ampcoloy® Beryllium Copper Cronidur® XD15NW®
Density (kg/m3) 7760 8200 8030 8260 7670 7700
Hardness (HRc) 62 40 62 40 58 58
Tensile Strength(MPa) 2300 911 2600 1310 2150 820
Young’s Modulus (GPa) 221 221 203 131 213 205
Thermal Expansion Coefficient (µm/m/°C) 11.0 13.9 10.1 17.5 10.3 10.4
Corrosion Resistance Good Excellent Fair Excellent Excellent Excellent

 

Specialised Ceramic Materials for Bespoke Bearings
Silicon Nitride Zirconia – Zirconium Dioxide Silicon Carbide Tungsten Carbide Alumina -Aluminium Oxide
Density (kg/m3) 3200 6050 3100 15700 3690
Hardness (HRc) 80 73 88 82 76
Compressive Strength(MPa) 7940-8750 10070-11800 4760-5250 3350-3700 2220-2450
Young’s Modulus(GPa) 1450 1300 2200 675 317
Thermal Expansion Coefficient
(µm/m/°C)
3.5 10 5 5.75 6.7
Electrical Resistance   (Ωcm) 1016 1013 108 50×10-6 1016
Corrosion Resistance Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

 

 

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