Course Overview

  • 1.5 Hours

  • All Levels

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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! 


This is a non-video (NV) course. Please check for the associated video course if you prefer this method of learning.

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  • 1
    • Introduction
    • History
  • 2
    Bearing Functions
    • Bearing Functions
    • Friction
    • Loads
    • Guide Parts
  • 3
    Bearing Lubrication
    • Bearing Lubrication
    • Lubricant Types (mineral oil, synthetic, animal, plant)
  • 4
    • Components
  • 5
    • Terminology
    • Alignment
    • Single and Double Row
    • Full Complement
    • Floating Bearings
  • 6
    Anti-Friction Bearing Types
    • Anti-Friction Bearing Types
    • Movement Types
    • Point and Line Contact
    • Tapered or Non-Tapered
    • Shields and Seals
    • Shields
    • Seals
  • 7
    Ball Bearings
    • Ball Bearings
    • Single and Double Row
    • Shallow and Deep Groove
    • Thrust Ball Bearings
    • Angular Contact Ball Bearings
  • 8
    Roller Bearings
    • Roller Bearings
    • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
    • Tapered Roller Bearings
    • Spherical Roller Bearings
    • Needle Roller Bearings
  • 9
    Bearing Comparison
    • Bearing Comparison
  • 10
    • Bearing Chart