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Bowman International’s 3D printing division, Bowman Additive Production, have been announced as a finalist for a prestigious award at the annual TCT Awards in September. Bowman AP’s patent-pending bearing cage design, Rollertrain®, has been nominated for the Industrial Product Application Award, which aims to recognise notable 3D printing solutions which drive innovation and development within the industrial products sector.
The Rollertrain® bearing cage is arguably the most significant development in the design of split bearings in over a century. The new design creates a reduction of space between rolling elements allowing for more rollers which significantly increase the life of the cage (x3) and, with improved gloving of the rolling elements, increases the load capacity by 30-40%. Fitting time of the cage is also slashed by approximately half as the design features a unique interlocking method which eliminates the need for joint clips or pins.
The Rollertrain® bearing cage forms part of an exciting new venture with another Bowman division; John Handley Bearings. The cage is an integral part of the new JHB Split Bearing which will be brought to market in the autumn.
The TCT Awards take place on 26th September at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The ceremony coincides with the annual TCT show (25th-27th) which is the UK’s largest trade show for the 3D printing industry. Bowman will be at stand B35 and the team will be showcasing the Rollertrain cage as well as various other innovations that are making a splash in the world of 3D printing!
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