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Q: Can ceramic hybrid bearings replace steel ball bearings?

Q: Can ceramic hybrid bearings replace steel ball bearings?
Update Time:2019-07-26

A: Silicon nitride is the typical ball material in a ceramic-hybrid bearing. The primary use for hybrid bearings are to extend bearing life by reducing wear. Ceramic balls in a bearing with stainless steel races have been proven to reduce lubricant breakdown and bearing wear. 

Advantages of a ceramic-hybrid bearing include:

  • Smoother running bearing, less vibration and noise
  • Reduced centrifugal loads as the balls spin against the outer ring, due to lighter weight ceramic balls.
  • Increased bearing life
  • Lower bearing temperatures at high rotational speeds
  • Reduced lubrication requirements


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