Precision Bearing Technologies Featured at Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show


Advances in Ball Bearing Materials, Lubrication Techniques, and Design Assistance Highlighted by AST Bearings at Anaheim Convention Center

ANAHEIM, Calif., -- One of the most important design and manufacturing shows in the entire United States is scheduled for the second week in February at the Anaheim Convention Center from February 8-10, 2011. This is a must-see exposition for engineers and designers in a wide range of manufacturing industries. According to the show organizers, "The co-location of eight shows, including the Medical Design & Manufacturing - West, WestPack, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo - West, Green Manufacturing Expo, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, and AeroCon shows, is the largest event of its kind on the West Coast -- delivering design, process, automation, and packaging solutions... and everything in between."

AST Bearings Showcasing Innovative Technologies

AST Bearings, a leading supplier of miniature ball bearings, precision bearings and other related products and services, will be showcasing many environmentally friendly and innovative engineering and design solutions for medical, automation, plastic processing, packaging, and general manufacturing industries. Some of the technologies AST Bearings will be demonstrating in Booth 3443 include:

-- Extraordinary SV30 Bearing Material - Special materials including ceramics, SV30 stainless steel, and advanced polymers for longer life, exceptional corrosion resistance, while running quieter, even in extreme environments.

-- MicroGrade Grease Plate(TM) (MGGP(TM)) - A proprietary AST Bearings developed process for lubricating bearings for superior low-torque operation and consistent long term performance.

-- Online Catalog with 3D CAD File Integration - A free service from AST will be demonstrated of a bearings selection guide with integrated 3D CAD file downloads.

Free Admission for Guests of AST Bearings

All qualified guests of AST Bearings can gain free admission (a $55 value) by registering online at: www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=194&Show=PDM and using promotional code "XG." Alternatively, qualified visitors can register on-site by entering Promo Code: XG to receive a free expo pass. The free expo pass is good for all eight concurrent shows. AST Bearings is located right in the middle of the floor plan in Booth 3443.

About AST Bearings

Founded in 1963, AST® Bearings is an ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified company and a value-added supplier of a wide selection of miniature ball bearings and precision bearings and services. The company maintains an extensive inventory of superior quality bushings, rod ends, roller bearings, and linear bushing bearings, custom cost efficient mechanical sub-assemblies and much more. AST maintains two warehouses to ensure availability and "just-in-time" delivery to customers across the US and internationally. AST also provides inventory management services, expert engineering and design services, in addition to failure analyses and re-lubrication services in clean rooms with Class-100 workbenches at its headquarters in Montville, New Jersey. For additional information, visit the company online at: www.ASTBearings.com.

Trademark Information

"AST" is a registered trademark and "Value Beyond the Part" is a trademark of AST Bearings LLC.

CONTACT: Paul Wharton - Director of Marketing, AST Bearings LLC, 115 Main Road, Montville, NJ 07045, +1-973-335-2230 x134, +1-973-335-6987 - Fax, PWharton@ASTBearings.com

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