In 1879, the first CVT (Continuously variable transmission) was introduced and allowed for a more flexible system than the traditional mechanical transmission. As this design began to spread, many manufacturers began to develop vehicles utilizing the CVTs. It started first in a car, then motorcycles, then tractors, and finally aircrafts. This year we are met once again with technological advances that allows us to further improve the CVT. NSK Ltd, a global manufacturer of bearings, introduced a high-reliability low-torque ball bearing in 2011 during the month of July. Six years later, they have publicized their new and improved torque ball bearings which improve fuel efficiency and overall reliability. To match this new improvement, NSK has decided to name this new bearing.


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Schaeffler is introducing bearing with sensors integrated into the ring-shaped housing. The sensors give operators the ability to monitor equipment in variety of ways: Temperature, speed, vibration, and displacement. While the bearings are more costly than traditional ones, they make up cost in extending machine lifetime as well as uptime. Operators can monitor machine health and trends that a unit may be failing. There are many ways these sensors can be useful in increasing productivity and safety in a manufacturing environment.


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Many imperial threads sizes that are now antiquated caused by changes in demand patterns from countries such as the USA who now drifting towards metric products. This increasing globalization of metric threaded fasteners does not necessarily mean that all variations are commonly available. The team at Challenge (Europe) Ltd are well use to this situation and carry extensive stocks of standard sizes of industrial screws plus a wide experience in supply of non-standard sizes, threads, lengths and materials. Kevin Moorcroft explained,


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On March 6th 2017 there was an article on Fastener Parts World Inc that talks about how Yudensha, Co., Ltd and Kishiwada Steel Co., Ltd worked together in order to make a ground breaking surface treatment technology that prevents stainless steel bolt and nut seizures. This new technology will be available through the distribution network and Yura Sansho Co., Ltd. The article listed nine items about the new nuts. Here is what the article said.


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Fixings for any application is very important when it comes to safety, and there is a whole array of fixing systems to choose from. However, those with experience can choose quickly between chemical and mechanical anchors. Mechanical anchors can be split into two categories,expansion anchors and non-expansion anchors. Expansion anchors can be any of different types of anchors such as stud anchors, shield anchors, sleeve anchors fasteners and a bunch more.These anchors use the expansion method to hold any two pieces together. Unfortunately, expansion anchors have their cons because they can be limited to what type of material they are used in.


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President and CEO of NSK Ltd. Toshihiro Uchiyama had the great pleasure of presenting one of the company’s latest innovative bearing. This specific bearing parts has been customized and designed for greater performance for competitive Tennis Wheelchairs. Recently the Tokyo Institute of technology embraced the new innovative bearing that will used for an enhanced range of motion for the auxiliary caster component. An additional alteration was put into play when the tennis players of the institution requested for the bearings to be of a lightweight design and minimize friction to its lowest possibility.NSK has completed much research in many aspects and areas of bearings on a wheelchair and has discovered that many of the issues they are faced with are quick changeable properties. Gathering information such as


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Airbus Group has just announced that they are putting the finishing touches on a brand new ground-breaking fully-automated technology for drilling rivet bearing holes. This new technology accomplishes this by combining a magnetically-levitated drill spindle with a state of the art articulated robot system. This is especially important because during the drilling of rivet holes shards can become lodged in the drill bit flutes damaging it in the process.


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A new style introduced to the electronics market of panel mounted electronics in its category of power solutions. The newly launched RD24 connector with the modified hexagonal nut has greatly reduced the need of mounting screw holes and is the most convenient answer for any application with a thicker panel box. These panel mount connectors are can transfer up to 400 Volts and rated at a maximum current of 16 Amps per contact.


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Bearings, rods and Fasteners are some of the most important parts that any manufacturing industry can use, especially when speaking of automotive, aerospace and marine industries. Building an engine can require a thousand parts but what secures and makes sure that this assembly or these parts are being assembled in the right manner are the rods, bearings and fasteners. Fasteners parts and bearings has been a massive industry for over a century and can’t be any less important than the industry that uses it. Having said that, innovating and making smarter bearings or fasteners can be a huge plus for any industry because it allows the room for improvement and new designs. There are industries that work on making fast and remodeled or re-engineered bearings that can be used by any industry without a very long lead time.


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Japanese Industrial Fastener Corporation Nitto Seiko based out of 20 Umegahata, Inokura-Cho, Ayabe, and Kyoto, Japan has announced they have developed a CF tight self-tapping screw panel fastener which is used primarily for carbon fiber reinforced plates. This is great news for the automotive and aerospace industries due to the fact that they often use carbon fiber reinforced plates as a means to reduce car weight.


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On December 19 2016, there was an article published on Bearing News which talks about how IKO has a new bearing line which comes in a new width. The available width options come in all different sizes such ranging from 1mm to 25mm wide bearing options. Not only this, but the range can increase as high as 44mm. In terms of length, the bearing parts come in four different types. These four types are the extra long, long, standard, and compact.


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Space missions have opened multiple avenues that explores creates the potential of space exploration. Almost half a century ago we were able to not only explore leaving earth’s atmosphere but we were able to land on the moon and take our first steps on the moon. This would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the scientists and the industries that were involved and supported this mission. The space ship that traveled to the moon was loaded with nothing more than the technology that you find in your cell phone today. This how much advanced we have gone since then.


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The industry has become a great demand for new innovative couplings due to the variety of appliances that require them. Couplings are parts that are most often found to connect shafts to transmit power in many essential products. As these vital appliances become larger and larger there is a greater need for customized couplings.Couplings have been incorporated in early appliances from cotton mills to wind mills.  Due to the invention of the steam turbine this has increased the size of power operated machinery therefore increased the size of couplings as well.


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Well known bearing companies Dupont an American company and Fujian Longxi Bearing (Group) Corporation Limited (LS) from China have joined forces to be able to create a new innovative bearing to bring to the industry. Them both have created a self-lubricating bearing that is meant to be able to enhance capability and be able lower the amount of maintance cost for corporations due to its self-lubrication properties.


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Lesjöfors manufacturer company, European Springs & Pressings Ltd has been added to the team of renovation for the West Hams Home Field in Upton Park, United Kingdom. This stadium can withhold 60,000 people till capacity that had been runned down former Olympic stadium that was in need of a renovation. Fabric Architecture led the renovation project one of the well-known fabric structures specialist in their region.


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MAHLE Engine Components has announced that a lead-free bearing system has been developed by combining highly engineered polymeric coatings with a robust lead-free bearing lining in order to accommodate heavy-duty truck engines. This new system promises to deliver improved performance over the existing bearing linings that include lead.


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Penn Engineering is planning to provide new reliable materials for companies to use. The main goal is to install materials that will not loosen or fall out which Is very important to produce a lot of products. Some of the products include, smart watches and camera fitness bands, headphones, laptops, tablets, readers, gaming and many of handheld devices. The inserts that are planning to be inserted in devices are very small and reliable the insert are as small as M1. These metal threads are reusable, they have a symmetrical shape that accommodates a straight of tapered holes, this leads to the elimination of the need for orientation of the inserts during any installation this makes It very convenient for many companies. It is kind of a one stop shop for many companies since it is in many shapes.


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As of the year 2021 the Aero faster market is estimated to rise a total of 7% and be worth an astonishing 9 billion according to a report by the Market Research Future. These large numbers are due to progression and investments that have been made in the cabin interior products departments and sales. As larger manufacturing corporations become more industrialized, they have begun to venture out and, "moving work space to emerging economic regions like Mexico, Brazil, India, and North Africa, according to Global Aerospace Fasteners Market Information from 2011 to 2021."


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Taiwan’s industry of fasteners are picking their game up in producing higher-end fasteners parts that can complement the global fastener market and make them one of the world’s most competitive industries. The fastener industries now can make high end fasteners that can be used in all industries from automotive to aviation, to aerospace, to marines, to medical equipment and many other. This is why there has been a gradual increase in the value of fasteners.


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By thinking outside the box, Bryce Fastener Inc came up with ways that it was more convenient for the industry and for improving security in the industry. Bryce Fastener Inc is a company that is well known in its industry, recently they have announced the production and finalization of their new product. This new product is the most improved fastener yet.


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