Testing Smaller Rods and Bronze Bearings

2022-02-10 23:13 by Jonathan Buford (comments: 0)

Testing Smaller Rods and Bronze Bearings

I ended up putting together a quick test rig with the new bearings and rods. The results are quite promising.

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These bearings are a lot tighter tolerance, but still very smooth movement. They are oil impregnated, so as there is movement, it creates a layer of lubricant of sorts. Another big benefit is that they are press fit, so no more set screws, and the alignment is much, much better. So the end assembly will be much easier for the kit form. Another benefit is that the pieces that they fit into can be significantly smaller, so that lowers the weight and material usage as well as potentially making the mechanism that much more compact.

So, all in all, quite cool, looking forward to seeing what the end result is using these in a machine.

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