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XPONENTAIL logo Silverthin Highlights Gimbal Bearing Solutions at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 Silverthin displayed its product offer at Xponential 2017 in Dallas TX, the source for innovation in all things unmanned, Of key focus and great interest was the expansion of Silverthin's Gimbal Bearing Solutions
IDC Gold Supplier Plaque IDC Product Forum 2017 in Reno Nevada Silverthin was awarded IDC Gold Supplier Status at the 2017 IDC Product Forum the week of May 16th in Reno, Nevada.
Photo of Carter Display Booth Carter presents Silverthin Thin Section Bearings at Hannover Messe! Silverthin thin section bearings were on exhibition via Carter Manufacturing at Hannover Messe 2017 in the Motion, Drive and Automation fair.
Photo of Tackpoint Team Where No Bearing Has Gone Before Silverthin Slewing Ring Bearing used to make Captain Kirk the best swivel command chair in the universe. When they needed the ideal bearing fast, Tackpoint and Silverthin transported over the perfect solution. Read more from Tackpoint.
Xponential signage Silverthin Bearing Group to exhibit at AUVSI Xponential 2017 Silverthin Bearing will be at Xponential 2017 May 8-11 in Dallas, TX. Please visit Silverthin Bearing at Booth #3169
Catalog thumbnail New Slewing Ring and Pinions Catalog from Silverthin Silverthin is pleased to announce their expanded slewing ring and pinion catalog. The catalog is downloadable from the site, and hardcopy available upon request.
Photo of a gimbal Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings Ensure Rigidity and Repeatability of Camera Motion Control Rigs A UK-based designer and manufacturer of robotic motion control systems for live broadcast, film and photography applications, is utilising Silverthin® precision thin section bearings from Carter Manufacturing on a variety of its robotic motion control camera rigs. The thin section bearings are playing a key role in ensuring the overall system rigidity and repeatability of the camera booms and rigs. Preston, WA (SilverThin eNews) Mar 2016
Photo of a large diameter thin section bearing Carter Manufacturing Presents Silverthin Bearings at the 2015 Hannover Motion, Drives and Automation Show Carter Manufacturing Limited, the exclusive master distributor of Silverthin in Europe, presented at the 2015 Hannover Motion, Drives and Automation show, featuring the latest of the Silverthin offer including the 40 Inch super precision thin section bearing.
Carter bearings display Carter Manufacturing Shows Silverthin Bearings at The Drives and Controls Show 2014 Silverthin Bearings were featured at the Carter Manufacturing Booth for the Drives and Control Show in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Click here to read more about the show, and see pictures of the Silverthin product display.
From the Plant Floor: Airborne Answers How a bearings supplier helped an antenna manufacturer select the right bearing for a mission-critical airplane application. Original Content from IDC Industrial Review and Direct Business Media
Silverthin Offers Complete Line of Thin Section and Slewing Bearings to IDC-USA Silverthin Bearing Group, a leader in manufacturing of thin section bearings and slewing ring turntable bearings, announces an expansion of their distribution agreement with IDC-USA to offer slewing ring bearings in addition to thin section bearings for North American markets. May 24, 2011 - Preston, WA
Silverthin to Offer Complete Line of Slewing Turntable Bearings Silverthin Bearing Group, known and respected for their quality and cost effective manufacturing of thin section bearings is proud to introduce their complete line of slewing ring turntable bearings. May 17, 2011 - Preston, WA (PRWEB)


Assembly Video – Watch a Silverthin Bearing Laser Marking Demonstration Bearing laser etching video thumbnail Preston, WA (SilverThin eNews) Feb 2014

Technical Articles

Silverthin Manufacturing – Strength, Reliability, and Flexibility Mined, forged, machined, tempered, ground and assembled in the USA. It can be difficult to find products made domestically by 100% American-owned companies. Silverthin thin section bearings stand alone among competitors in this regard. Preston, WA (SilverThin eNews) Feb 2014
What is ABEC and how does Silverthin deliver precision? At Silverthin, we have the flexibility and capacity to customize products to meet your requirements with accuracy, value, and performance. Our standard catalog options are only the beginning of what we can provide for diverse applications. From standard bearings and high precision specials, to hybrid combinations of both precise and cost effective components, Silverthin is making the best solutions available to our customers every day. Click here to read about ABEC and how it impacts precision and performance in Silverthin thin section bearings. Preston, WA (SilverThin eNews) Feb 2014
Wait a Moment! Don't forget to consider moment loads when specifying thin section bearings. What is a moment load? A moment load is a tilting load that attempts to rotate the rings of a rolling element bearing in a rotational manner perpendicular to the designed rotational axis. Single ball bearings aren't usually designed to handle moment loads, but Silverthin offers engineered solutions for space and weight limited applications. Preston, WA (SilverThin eNews) April 2013
What is a Thin Section Bearing and How Does it Reduce Cost? Thin section bearings are a family of bearings designed from a limited number of widths and thicknesses (cross sections), with each cross section manufactured in a wide range of bore diameters. May 2011 - NPB eNews Vol 2 No 5.
Thin Section Bearings - Why are there 3 different types? Silver Thin precision thin section bearings are used in numerous exotic and high tech applications. Made entirely in the USA, they provide precision and performance in applications such as robotics, aerospace, machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing and medical equipment. Applications requiring thin profiles are ideal for thin section bearings. Feb 2010 - NPB eNews Vol 3 No 2.

Newsletter Archive

Newsletter thumbnail Silverthin Gimbal Bearings
  • Silverthin Gimbal Bearings
  • Come See Silverthin at AUVSI XPONENTIAL
Preston, WA (Silverthin eNews) Mar 2017
Newsletter thumbnail New Slewing Ring and Pinions Catalog from Silverthin
  • New Slewing Ring and Pinions Catalog from Silverthin
  • Silverthin Precision Thin Section bearings ensure rigidity and repeatability of camera motion control rigs
Preston, WA (Silverthin eNews) Mar 2016
Newsletter thumbnail Does a 100% USA Made bearing still exist?
  • Silverthin Manufacturing – Strength, Reliability, and Flexibility
  • What is ABEC and how does Silverthin deliver precision?
  • Video: Silverthin's Custom Bearing Laser Etching
Preston, WA (Silverthin eNews) Feb 2014
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