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When a major manufacturer of medical machinery needed to minimise the size of its equipment it turned to Oxford-based Carter Bearings for some solutions With hospital space at a premium even before the advent of any surges in demand, the need to maximise ward, bed, theatre and laboratory space by minimising the size of medical […]


For the last 5 years, Oxford-based Carter Bearings has provided support to one of the UK’s leading teams in the Formula Student motorsport series, a prestigious racing programme organised and overseen by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). One of the leading entrants in it, the Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) team, sponsored by Oxford-based Carter […]


Carter experts Karl, Mike, Hussain and Mel finished a busy week last Thursday as the 2019 DSEI Exhibition drew to a close. Recognised as one of the UK defence and security industry’s premier events, the exhibition is a showcase for the very best related technologies, making it a natural place for Carter Bearings to be […]

Carter Bearings welcomed as key Member of pivotal pan-European industry Association

Based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, European precision bearing manufacturer and supplier Carter Bearings has been welcomed as a valuable new member by the influential European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA). With its Headquarters in Brussels, the EPTDA has been a focal point of the European power transmission industry since 1998, and represents market leaders of all […]

Flaps set, power set – new precision aerospace bearings are set for take off at DSEI Show 2019

On the eve of the 2019 DSEI Exhibition (Excel Centre, Docklands, September 10th-13th), Carter Bearings, one of the UK’s best-known suppliers of high precision aerospace, defence and space system bearings has announced the arrival of two new additions to its portfolio. The company states that both “Are likely to be of significant interest to designers, […]

Carter exhibiting at Paris Airshow 2019

Carter exhibiting at Paris Airshow

The 53rd International Paris Air Show, held every 2 years since 1909, is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. Since its launch, the Show has been at the very heart of developments in the global aerospace market, for which it has become the most important meeting place over the years. In […]

Carter Manufacturing 10th anniversary exhibiting at Hannover Messe

Carter Manufacturing exhibition at Hannover Messe

Carter Manufacturing Limited has exhibited at Hannover since 2009 making this the 10th year of exhibiting at this show. Carter stand will be located in the main bearing Hall 22, stand D50. The exhibition takes place between 1- 5  April 2019. 2009 Stand 2019 Stand The 2017 show attracted over 6500 exhibitors from 70 countries […]

Correctly Install, Test and Remove an Aerospace Spherical Plain Bearing

Portable Proof Load Kit

How to Correctly Install, Test and Remove an Aerospace Spherical Plain Bearing Whether you are a component manufacturer or an MRO station, bearing installation is a critical part of a completed product. You may source this step to an outside vendor which can be costly and time consuming. You may already perform these installations on-site […]

Carter attending PBExpo, 13-14 March 2019

PBE Logo

Carter Manufacturing will attend the PBExpo 2019 held on 13-14 March held at Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. The aviation sector is set to achieve record results in 2019 if the current trends continue. There has been a global increase of more than 7% in air travel compared to 2017. The Asia-Pacific market share […]

Precision Gimbal bearings available from Carter Manufacturing

Precision Gimbal Bearings

Throughout history, mankind has utilized concentric rings to stabilize incense and ink-pots, to the carefully considered precision systems for today’s precision requirements for uses such as: • Surveillance and security for defence, marine and recreational devices • Satellite communications • Vision systems • Targeting systems • Weapons platforms • Stage and entertainment lighting • Film […]

Carter attending MRO Latin America 2019 (16-17 January)

MRO Latin America

Carter Manufacturing will be attending the MRO Latin America showcase 16-17 January 2019 in Cancún, Mexico. According to Statista, the global aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market in 2018 was valued at over $75B, $19B of this is airframe and $12.9B of this is component. Carter is excited to attend the MRO Latin America […]

Carter Manufacturing Ltd renews partnership with Oxford Brookes University for 2019

Carter Manufacturing Ltd has announced the renewal of the partnership with Oxford Brookes Formula Student team for the upcoming 2019 year. The Formula student competition is designed as a challenge for next generation of engineers. The competition is held in the UK every year where teams from across the World design, build, test and ultimately […]

Carter Manufacturing Farnborough 2018 Post Show Review

Carter Manufacturing FIA 2018 Post Show Review The Farnborough International Airshow saw $46.4bn in deals announced on the opening day, a figure that surpassed the previous record first day in 2016 which was $23bn. Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth $43.6bn. More than $2.8bn in engine orders were also announced. […]

Carter Quality Management System Upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 inc AS9120 Rev B

Carter Manufacturing Quality Management System has been upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 inc AS9120 Rev B Carter Manufacturing Limited has been providing revolutionary ideas in motion since 1999. The Company is focused on understanding customer engineering requirements or problems and provide solutions tailored to each application. We are pleased to announce Carter have been […]

Carter exhibiting at Farnborough International Air Show 2018

Carter Manufacturing will be exhibiting at the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show. Carter will be in Hall 4 on Stand 4675 The FIA Show 2018 is shaping up to be the largest the show has ever been with record numbers of exhibitors and visitors registered. The show caters for both Trade and Public visitors. FIA 2018 […]

Hannover Messe 2018 Post Show Review

In April of this year, Carter manufacturing once again exhibited at the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany. This year was a particularly special year for Carter as it marked 10 years since the company’s first attendance at the show. With more than 5,000 companies exhibiting to 210,000 visitors, Hannover Messe 2018 was another action-packed […]

Carter prepares for Hannover Messe 2018

After a highly successful show in 2017, Carter Manufacturing is preparing to return to Hannover this month for Hannover Messe 2018. This year marks the first year that the ‘Industrial Automation’ and ‘Motion Drive & Automation’ trade shows have been combined to form the ‘Integrated Automation Motion & Drives (IAMD) show. With over 220,000 visitors […]

Carter exhibits at Hannover Messe 2017

Carter has had another successful exhibition at Hannover Messe 2017. This year there were 6,500 exhibitors with 225,000 visitors and over 1,500 professional lectures. In the Motion, Drive and Automation fair, Carter promoted our specialist bearing ranges with great interest. This year we focused on our newest product ranges of Napoleon Engineering Services custom aerospace bearings […]

Aerospace bearing installation tools critical for safe flight

In order to exploit the full potential that bearings have to offer, they must be correctly installed by using the appropriate tools. The repercussions of a poorly mounted bearing can be catastrophic says the Sales Director at Carter Manufacturing Limited. The correct installation of bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, […]

Designing with Hybrid Bearings

If extreme speeds, temperatures and lifetimes interest you, then you’re at the right place. Erick Sloan from Carter Manufacturing Limited writes a follow up to designing with ceramic bearings, as an Engineer’s guide to designing with hybrid bearings. Figure 1: Example of hybrid bearing for a cryogenic application We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages […]

New European distribution agreement will mean faster lead times for low volume custom engineered aerospace bearings

Carter Manufacturing Limited  has signed a distribution agreement with US custom bearing specialist Napoleon Engineering Services (NES)  to provide custom engineered bearings in small order quantities and on fast lead times to the aerospace industry and other markets in Europe. Based in Olean, NY, USA, NES specialises in the manufacture of custom bearings, as well […]

Carter Showcases Bearing Advancements at Drives and Controls Exhibition 2016

The time has come again for the famous Drives and Control Exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 12-14 April 2016). Many of the UK’s leading companies within the Automation, Motion Engineering and Power Transmission industries will demonstrate their latest technology and advancements while giving opportunities to connect with strategic industry suppliers. The exhibition attracts significantly more attention every year […]

Precision thin section bearings from Carter ensure rigidity and repeatability of camera motion control rigs

A UK-based designer and manufacturer of robotic motion control systems for live broadcast, film and photography applications, is utilising Silverthin® precision thin section bearings from Carter Manufacturing on a variety of its robotic motion control camera rigs. The thin section bearings are playing a key role in ensuring the overall system rigidity and repeatability of […]

Designing with Ceramic Bearings

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? You’re about to. It is very important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of ceramic bearings before designing them into your application. This article will highlight the pros and cons, outline the common ceramic bearing materials and touch upon a few of the endless applications […]

Silverthin™ Releases New Slewing Rings & Pinions Catalogue

Silverthin™ Slewing Ring Bearings Silverthin™ Bearing Group, manufacturer of precision thin section bearings,  has finally released it’s much anticipated slewing rings and pinions catalogue. A slewing bearing, commonly known as a turntable bearing, is typically a high capacity bearing used for significant axial and moment loads at minimal speeds.  Slewing bearings are known for their compact […]

Each Moment is Important to Us! Accounting for Moment Loads with Thin-Section Bearings

Radial, Axial and Moment Loads There are three main loads to consider when selecting a bearing in any engineering application: radial, axial (or thrust) and moment loads.   A radial load is any force applied perpendicular to the center axis of an object, an axial load acts parallel to the center axis of an object […]

Hannover 2015 MDA (Motion, Drives and Automation) exhibition show review

The Hannover MDA (Motion, Drives and Controls) exhibition is held every 2 years in Hannover, Germany. The 2015 show attracted over 6500 exhibitors from 70 countries which allowed them to showcase their products and services to the 220 000 people that visited the show this year. An amazing 70 000 visitors attended from outside of […]

An Insight Into the Effect of Precision Class in Thin Section Bearings

USA Thin Section Bearing manufacturer Silverthin Precision Bearings part of Mechatronics Inc provides an insight into the effect of Precision Class in Thin Section Bearings. What are ABEC / ISO and DIN grades? ABEC stands for Annular Bearing Engineering Committee. ABEC is part of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association, which acts as the official governing […]

Success for Carter Manufacturing at Drives and Controls Show 2014

Another successful show for Carter Manufacturing at Drives and Controls exhibition 2014 held recently at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. The Drives and Controls Show 2014 at Birmingham’s NEC hosted a total of 12,793 visitors, and increase of almost 15% on the previous year. Show visitors were interested by the comprehensive range of specialist […]

Carter Manufacturing Limited Continues to Deliver “Made in the USA” Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings

Carter Manufacturing Limited continues to deliver “Made in the USA” Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings offering customers Strength, Reliability, and Flexibility Carter Manufacturing has many years’ experience in solving bearings problems for the most complex applications and our project record has included a vast array of different industries and applications. Carter is focused on solving […]

Drives and Controls Show Preview

The industry famous Drives and Controls exhibition will take place between 8-14 April in NEC, Birmingham. The exhibition has long been the key exhibition to visit for those involved in the manufacturing, refurbishment, and maintenance industries. With the latest technology available in the world of bearings, motors, drives, sensors, inverters, and more, the show offers […]

Carter Manufacturing Supplies Ceramic UNASIS Bearings for High-Tech Spectroscopy Research

Cooperation between Carter Manufacturing Limited, UK and HZB, a high-tech research center in Germany and leads to the development of new technology in the field of spectroscopy. Since this area of research requires vacuum environment and cryogenic temperatures, Carter Bearings supported the project of HZB with the supply of UNASIS Ceramic bearings, that are perfectly […]

Creating the Hamster Wheel of Death

Carter Manufacturing helped to the create the Hamster Wheel of Death

Spinal cord injuries can drastically alter the way of life of those that suffer them and investment in technology to aid research in the area is vital. Carter Manufacturing was approached by a customer to help create a new technology, now known affectionately as the Hamster Wheel of Death by the scientists and engineers who […]

Visit us at Drives & Controls 2014 for a chance to win a new iPad

Carter Manufacturing are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 Drives & Controls show. If you are involved in manufacturing, refurbishment or maintenance then you should visit Drives and Controls 2014 (NEC Birmingham, 8-10 April 2014). Entry is free of charge and once inside you’ll find the show covers the very […]

Carter Manufacturing custom Stainless Steel Slewing Bearing after use in an Ultra High Vacuum for 6 years.

Carter Manufacturing custom Collimator Carrousel Bearing is still going strong after 6 years under extreme Ultra High Vacuum environmental conditions. Carter Manufacturing got involved with the project back in April 2007 when approached by a world leading ion beam research laboratory in Oxfordshire to design and supply a bespoke non magnetic stainless steel slewing ring […]

Drayson Racing take podium finish at Goodwood Hillclimb

Drayson Racing secured a podium spot at the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, with a third place finish for the all-electric B12 69/EV. It was the electric hypercar’s first high-profile run since it broke the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-1000kg cars (subject to FIA approval) three weeks ago with Lord Drayson at […]

UNASIS Hybrid Bearings WIN Red Bull Soapbox Derby

UNASIS Hybrid & Ceramic Bearings help Team Spitphya win Red Bull Soapbox Derby. Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fueled by nothing but sheer courage and the force of gravity. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike […]

Drayson Racing Electric Car sets new Land Speed Record

Drayson Racing Technologies achieves a new electrical land speed record at 204.2mph. Taking place at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire the Drayson B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph (328.6km/h) smashing the previous 175mph record which was set by Battery Box General Electric in 1974. Lord Drayson himself was sat at the wheel whilst […]

Carter achieve AS9120 Rev A and ISO9001:2008 Re-Certification

Carter receives AS9120 Rev A upgrade and re-certification. Carter Manufacturing Limited is proud to announce that aerospace AS9120 Rev A re-certification has recently been achieved under the ISOQAR Ltd (UKAS approved board of inspection). The re-certification is one which re-affirms Carter Manufacturing Limited’s commitment in the European defense and aerospace market sectors. In conjunction Carter […]

Carter partners with Drayson Racing Technologies

Carter are proud partners with Drayson Racing Technologies. For a few years now Carter have been involved in supplying various bearing products such as hybrid and ceramic bearings as well as aerospace bearings to the motorsport industry and during the past year we have become a proud partner with Drayson Racing Technologies and the development […]

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