Course Overview

  • 2 Hours

  • All Levels

  • All Devices

  • 12 Months Access

  • Quiz

  • Handbook

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What will you learn in this course?


Learn about anti-friction bearing components, designs and applications. Ideal for all engineering industries.

Humans have been using anti-friction bearings (rolling contact bearings) for thousands of years. But what are anti-friction bearings? Why are there so many different types? And why does every engineer need to know a little bit about them? The answers to all of these questions are in this course!

In this course, you will learn:

  • History of anti-friction bearings.
  • Bearing theory (friction, loads etc.).
  • Bearing functions.
  • Bearing lubrication.
  • Bearing components.
  • Bearing terminology.
  • Ball and roller bearings.
  • Bearing types (thrust, angular, self-aligning etc.).
  • Which bearing is suitable for which application.
  • And a lot more!

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning anti-friction bearing knowledge. Even if you already have some background bearing knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. 

Hope to see you on the course!

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  • 1
  • 2
    Bearing Functions
    • Bearing Functions
    • Friction
    • Loads
    • Guide Parts
    • Bearing Functions Quiz
  • 3
    Bearing Lubrication
    • Bearing Lubrication
    • Lubricant Types (mineral oil, synthetic, animal, plant)
    • Bearing Lubrication Quiz
  • 4
  • 5
    • Terminology
    • Alignment
    • Single and Double Row
    • Full Complement
    • Floating Bearings
    • Terminology Quiz
  • 6
    Anti-Friction Bearing Types
    • Anti-Friction Bearing Types
    • Movement Types
    • Point and Line Contact
    • Tapered or Non-Tapered
    • Shields and Seals
    • Shields
    • Seals
    • 3D Shields and Seals
    • Anti-Friction Bearing Types Quiz
  • 7
    Ball Bearings
    • Ball Bearings
    • Single and Double Row
    • Shallow and Deep Groove
    • Thrust Ball Bearings
    • Angular Contact Ball Bearings
    • Conrad and Angular Contact Bearing Comparison
    • Contact Angle
    • 3D Ball Bearing Summary FREE PREVIEW
    • 3D Thrust Ball Bearing
    • Ball Bearings Quiz
  • 8
    Roller Bearings
  • 9
    Bearing Comparison
    • Bearing Comparison
    • Bearing Chart
    • Bearing Comparison Quiz
  • 10
    Final Thoughts
    • Final Thoughts
    • Final Quiz
  • 11
    Refresher Lessons
    • Anti-Friction Bearings (Ball and Roller)
  • 12
    • Anti-Friction Bearings Course Handbook
    • Offline Quiz Booklet
    • Interactive 3D Models
    • Bearing Chart PDF