NASA seeks transfer

NASA is seeking companies interested in commercialising a bearing technology which, it feels, could significantly improve the performance of linear and circular bearing assemblies where multi-directional loads are possible.

Based on three-dimensional elements, the technology combines the benefits of single row bearings – lightweight, low parts count, small size, and high load carrying – with the ability of tandem or double-row bearings to carry any combination of radial and axial loads.