Latest release to the U.S. market by SKF USA Inc. is the General Catalog #5000, which features advanced technical information including a new friction model and the latest product listings. Other technical content includes revised speed ratings, a new model for determining required lubrication viscosity, and a new method for determining lubricant service life for grease-lubricated bearings. Available in print and on CD-ROM, the catalog is also accessible online as the SKF Interactive Engineering Catalog (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-527)
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.