(Bearings and Bushings)
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All air bearings ride on a thin film of gas which provides lubrication. In the case of aerodynamic or self-acting bearings, the air film is created by the relative motion of two mating surfaces... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Aerostatic Bearings shares many of the advantages of the aerodynamic bearing. In addition, it supports all of its designed load at zero speed. This effect results from its principal disadvantage: it... (View Full Article)
(Machine Shop Services)
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Areas such as the time required for alignment and collimation of the optical elements in their final subassembly or assembly is greatly reduced by use of integral precision reference surfaces that... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Of the more important advantages which are offered by gas lubrication, the low viscosity of gases as compared with liquids can be exploited to special benefit. The extremely low static friction which... (View Full Article)