3M Advanced Materials Division Datasheets for Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Bearings

Hydrostatic bearings and hydrodynamic bearings are fluid film bearings that rely on a film of oil or air to create a clearance between the moving and stationary elements.
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Product Name Notes
3M™ Friction Shims Increases potential load and peak torque in bolt connections Allows lighter weight, more compact joint designs Fits within close engineering tolerances Long-lasting reliable operation Easy assembly and reassembly By enhancing...
3M™ Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearings Lower frictional losses improve motor efficiency Extended bearing service life High temperature capability (>650ºF) Compact design reduces bit-to-bend while maintaining high load capacity Operates in oil- or water based muds,...