Hodgson Part 021, Front Bearing

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Hodgson Main Bearings

front_bearing22For the front bearing, I chose¬†C63000 nickel aluminum bronze (known as QAL9-4 bronze here in China). This material has high strength because of the added nickel (needed for the thin mounting flange) and good wear resistance. The downside is this material is very “grabby” and tends to warp if you get it hot. Therefore, I’m going to machine it in two phases with a stress relieving operation in-between.

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Hodgson Part 022, Rear Main Bearing

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Hodgson Main Bearings

rear_bearing18For the rear bearing, I chose¬†C63000 nickel aluminum bronze (known as QAL9-4 bronze here in China). This material has high strength because of the added nickel (needed for the thin mounting flange) and good wear resistance. The downside is this material is very “grabby” and tends to warp if you get it hot. Therefore, I’m going to machine it in two phases with a stress relieving operation in-between.

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