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Ceramic Bearings

Ceramic bearings are designed for applications operating in extreme special environments where conventional bearings are not suitable. They can be full ceramic or hybrid ceramic, with the latter combining traditional 52100 steel rings with silicon nitride (ceramic) balls. Ceramic bearings last up to five times longer than steel and run cooler due to no micro weld adhesion between the balls and races. They are available from various suppliers such as Bearings MFG and SKF Bearings, and can be used in skateboards, inline roller blades, scooters, spinners, etc.

which type of bearing that use ceramic materials instead of steel for the races and balls. this type bearings are available in full ceramic and hybrid ceramic varieties. Full ceramic bearings are made entirely of ceramic material, while hybrid ceramic bearings use a combination of traditional 52100 steel rings precision matched with silicon nitride (ceramic) balls.

And offer several advantages over steel bearings, including longer life (up to 5 times longer), cooler running due to lower friction and thermal expansion, and faster ETs and lap times due to reduced friction. which are used in a variety of applications, such as high speed industrial equipment, race cars, racing bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, wheel and axle bearings, transmission and gearbox bearings, camshaft bearings, and special applications. Ceramic ball bearings are also available on

Full ceramic & Hybrid ceramic


They are several advantages over steel bearings, including reduced friction, reduced weight, increased hardness and elasticity, and the potential to last much longer. They are used in hubs, bottom brackets, pulleys, and other components where reduced friction and improved durability are desired. However, ceramic bearing can be more expensive than steel.

A range of advantages over traditional steel bearings, including reduced friction, reduced weight, and increased durability. It also able to run without lubrication due to their low thermal conductivity and resistance to micro-welding. Additionally, they can be used in hostile environments such as extreme temperatures or corrosive chemicals.

However, ceramic bearings are more expensive than steel bearings, and they require more maintenance due to their lighter lubrication. Furthermore, the performance benefits of ceramic bearings may not be worth the cost for some riders.

Overall, which offer a range of advantages but should be carefully considered before investing in them.


ceramic bearing have several disadvantages, including lower load capacity than metal bearings, susceptibility to thermal shock, higher cost and potential for poor quality.

Also have several advantages, such as being able to run without lubrication, having low thermal expansion, and being non-magnetic. However, they also have several disadvantages that must be taken into consideration. These include a lower load capacity than metal bearings, susceptibility to thermal shock from temperature changes, higher cost, and the need for regular maintenance. Additionally, sensitive to thermal shock and can be damaged if exposed to sudden temperature changes. Furthermore, the market for ceramic bearing is full of poor quality products. Therefore, it is important to research carefully before purchasing them.


This commonly used in a variety of applications, including electric motors, aerospace operations, automotive processes, laboratory works, underwater applications, machine tool spindles, pumps, dental drills, optical scanners and more.

They are used in a variety of applications due to their superior performance compared to steel bearings. Full ceramic bearings are made entirely of ceramic material and are ideal for applications that require higher speeds, lower friction, and longer life. These bearings can be used in vacuum environments, specialty applications such as chemical baths and semiconductor manufacturing, and marine environments. Hybrid ceramic bearings, which have steel rings with ceramic balls, are often used in electric motors, aerospace applications, performance racing vehicles, laboratory equipment, and under water applications. It can also be beneficial for elite sports teams such as rowers and cyclists who need to enhance their performance. Additionally, they can be used in space exploration and other aerospace industry products. Finally, hybrid ceramic bearings can be great for non-corrosive, non-conductive, and non-magnetic applications.


The cost varies depending on the type and size, but can range from $6.50 to $359.99.

The cost depending on the type and size of the bearing. Ceramic are significantly more expensive than their steel counterparts. For example, a CeramicSpeed bottom bracket can cost up to $359.99, while a Kogel Bearing can range between $160 and $190. Ceramic bearing balls are available from $9.95 for 1/16″ Inch Si3N4 Silicon Nitride Ceramic Ball Bearings G5.
The potential benefits of ceramic bearings include higher dimensional stability, lower density, superior corrosion and heat resistance, and a weight saving of up to 50% compared to steel bearings. However, It may require more maintenance than steel bearings and may not offer any performance benefit over high-quality steel bearings.


Due to their unique properties, such as their low rolling resistance, reduced weight, high hardness, and corrosion resistance. They are often used in aerospace applications and other industries that require high speeds and long life. Ceramic bearings can also be used in vacuum environments and marine environments due to their low temperature capabilities.

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This bearings are available in hybrid and all-ceramic varieties. Hybrid bearings consist of ceramic rolling elements in steel races, while all-ceramic bearings have both races and rolling elements made from ceramic. Hybrid bearings are often used in high-speed machines such as machine-tool spindles due to their lower centrifugal forces. All-ceramic bearings are typically used in applications where contamination can be potentially life threatening, such as mixing chemicals or medical equipment.

Ceramics materials commonly used for bearing components include silicon nitride, zirconia, and silicon carbide. The choice of material will depend on the environment that the bearing will be used in, as well as the desired performance characteristics. Ceramic bearings can also be beneficial for racing teams such as rowers or cyclists who need improved performance. However, ceramic bearings tend to be more expensive than steel counterparts, so it is important to consider cost when selecting a bearing material.