Wear-resistant bearing material and a process for making it
Method of making bearing materials Patent #: 4136211
ApplicationNo. 06/441928 filed on 11/15/1982
US Classes:508/103Elemental or alloyed metal
ExaminersPrimary: Howard, Jacqueline V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16C 33/20 (20060101)
F16C 33/04 (20060101)
AbstractThe invention utilizes the ductility of a metal such as gold or silver or other suitably ductile metal having a relatively high fusion temperature, for self-lubrication of a bearing having a coating including exceedingly small particles of such metal in a mixture with load-bearing particles, also exceedingly small, such as tungsten or nickel or a metallic oxide in a coating on a load-bearing surface of such bearing.The invention contemplates not only such a bearing surface but also a method of producing such surface on one element of a bearing.