ASTM's rolling element bearing standards provide the specifications and test methods pertinent to the design, property, and performance requirements of the mechanical component known as the rolling element bearing. Mechanical bearings, in general, permit constrained relative motion between two other mechanical parts, typically linear or rotational. Rolling ball bearings, in particular, carry loads by placing spherical elements between the two pieces, wherein the relative motion of each causes the round elements to roll with very little tribological resistance. These rolling element bearing standards allow product manufacturers, industrial plants, and other producers and end-users of such mechanical parts to test ball bearings to ensure acceptability towards safe installation and use.

Rolling Element Bearing Standards

ASTM's rolling element bearing standards provide the specifications and test methods pertinent to the design, property, and performance requirements of the mechanical component known as the rolling element bearing. Mechanical bearings, in general, permit constrained relative motion between two other mechanical parts, typically linear or rotational. Rolling ball bearings, in particular, carry loads by placing spherical elements between the two pieces, wherein the relative motion of each causes the round elements to roll with very little tribological resistance. These rolling element bearing standards allow product manufacturers, industrial plants, and other producers and end-users of such mechanical parts to test ball bearings to ensure acceptability towards safe installation and use.

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Aerospace

F3131-14 Standard Specification for Epoxy / Cotton Raw Materials for the Use in Bearing Cages

F2953-12(2021) Standard Specification for Phenolic Raw Materials for the Use in Bearing Cages

F2332-06(2022) Standard Specification for Annular Ball Bearings for Instruments and Precision Rotating Components

Automotive/Industrial Bearing

F2163-01(2016) Standard Specification for Ring, Bearing, Inner: for Needle Roller Bearing With Drawn Outer Ring

F2162-01(2016) Standard Specification for Bearing, Roller, Needle: Drawn Outer Ring, Full Complement, Without Inner Ring, Open and Closed End, Standard Type

F2431-04(2018) Standard Specification for Ring Bearing, Inner: For Needle Roller Bearing with Thick Outer Ring

F2430-04(2018) Standard Specification for Bearing, Roller, Needle: Assembly (Thick Outer Race)

F2590-06(2022) Standard Specification for Bearing, Roller, Thrust, Two Channeled Race Surface, Rigid or Flat Seat Type

F2591-06(2022) Standard Specification for Bearing, Roller, Tapered, Single Row of Rollers (Metric Series)

F2246-06(2022) Standard Specification for Bearing, Roller, Needle: Thick Outer Ring With Rollers and Cage

Editorial and Terminology

F2488-05(2022) Standard Terminology for Rolling Element Bearings

Preservation, Cleaning and Packaging

F2444-04(2018) Standard Practice for Damage Prevention of Bearings, and Bearing Components Through Proper Handling Techniques

Rolling Element

F2215-15 Standard Specification for Balls, Bearings, Ferrous and Nonferrous for Use in Bearings, Valves, and Bearing Applications

F2094/F2094M-18a Standard Specification for Silicon Nitride Bearing Balls

F2730/F2730M-18a Standard Specification for Silicon Nitride Cylindrical Bearing Rollers

F2443-04(2021) Standard Specification for Roller, Bearing, Needle, Ferrous, Solid, Spherical End

F2511-05(2022) Standard Specification for Rollers, Bearing, Needle, Ferrous, Solid

Tribology

D3337-91(2002) Standard Test Method for Determining Life and Torque of Lubricating Greases in Small Ball Bearings (Withdrawn 2009)

F2161-21 Standard Guide for Instrument and Precision Bearing Lubricants—Part 1 Oils

F2489-06(2022) Standard Guide for Instrument and Precision Bearing Lubricants—Part 2 Greases

F2661-07(2022) Standard Test Method for Determining the Tribological Behavior and the Relative Lifetime of a Fluid Lubricant using the Spiral Orbit Tribometer