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The Bearing Surface Finish and the ISF Process

Before and After REM ISF Process BearingsBearings are the backbone of any drive or rolling system. These parts can experience high operating temperatures, high/low speeds and severe loads. REM’s Isotropic Superfinish Process (ISF®) reduces friction, removes protruding surface asperities and increases the bearing load surface. This finishing results in extended component life, increased system efficiency and power density. The improved micro-texture created with the REM ISF Process enhances oil retention and does not alter metallurgy. In certain applications, the ISF Process is used to replace honing on large bearing components.

ISF Bearing Part Performance Benefits:

  • Increase Fuel Efficiency
  • No Run In Required
  • Eliminate Bearing Metal Debris
  • Reduce Failure Due to Micropitting, Spalling and Scuffing
  • Reduce Lubrication Requirements and Cost
  • Lower Running Torque
  • Increase Bearing Life
  • Lower Operating Temperatures
  • Quieter Operation

Industries That Can Benefit from a Bearing Surface Finish:

Bearing finished with REM Surface Engineering's ISF Process

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive & Recreation
  • Industrial Machine
  • Motorsports
  • Off-Highway
  • Power Generation

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