3M™ Silicon Nitride Ball Bearing Components help solve the challenges in hybrid bearings. Lighter weight results in low centrifugal forces which enable higher speeds, while the ability to be polished to excellent finishes lowers vibration and noise. The low coefficient of friction in these components reduces rolling resistance and lessens the need for lubrication. Additionally, their high electrical resistivity helps prevent damage from arcing and can make the bearing electrically insulating.
3M™ Silicon Nitride Ball Bearing Components offer high strength and reliability in hybrid or ceramic ball bearing applications. Produced through processes that yield a fully dense and nonporous microstructure of interlocking needle-shaped grains, these bearing components deliver a higher stiffness and lower weight than steel. This helps enable higher speeds and better performance in hybrid bearings.