This spring, the New Product Development Center (NPDC) unveiled its brand new landing gear test rig and began running its first series of wear tests of self-lubricating bushings. The new rig expands the NPDC’s product development capabilities to include the testing of the axial sliding motion of landing gear struts. The rig, which NHBB designed and built in-house, is programmable to simulate… Read more
Comprehensive product development and testing of rolling element bearings has become a noteworthy technical capability of New Hampshire Ball Bearings (NHBB). For well over three years now, NHBB’s New Product Development Center (NPDC) has been partnering with NHBB HiTech Division and CEROBEAR GmbH to support the next-generation aero engine development initiatives of a select group of customers… Read more
NHBB’s Vulkyn® brand of high-temperature fabric liner performs better than NHBB first reported. Last year, NHBB announced that Vulkyn raised the maximum operating temperature of NHBB's high-temperature self-lubricating liners by 25°F.
Additional testing at higher temperatures has confirmed that it’s actually an increase of 75°F. When tested to 700°F, Vulkyn exhibits 0.006 inches of… Read more