The Future of the Ball Bearing


(Tobiloba Fashae) #1

Do you think the ball bearing will ever be replaced with something more advanced and efficient like previous axle systems such as trans-axle and fixed axle, or will companies just find newer ways to make ball bearings spin longer and smoother with different materials and lube solutions?


#2

Interesting question. I feel like this is super hard to predict (for me especially as I don’t really know the technology of bearings very much) but I’ve seen talks about people wondering if magnetic ball bearings would be possible, maybe that would be a norm someday if so? I’m honestly not too sure. I think that companies will probably stick to maximizing the potential of ball bearings like you said.