Timken Research & Development: Where Theory Meets the Real World Bill Hannon shares how Timken R&D combines practical and theoretical science to predict bearing performance in complex mechanical power transmission systems.

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From Material Science to Nanoscience

Senior Materials Specialists Aaron Muhlenkamp and Amanda Grow share how Timken metallurgy expertise advances the manufacturability and performance of bearings used in the world’s most crucial applications.


125 Years of Bearing Leadership

Over the past 13 months, Timken acquired four bearing companies. Andreas Roellgen, Timken executive vice president and president of engineered bearings, discusses the opportunities each brings to the customers and industries that Timken serves.


Sustainability: Good Business Practice

Bearings are efficient by nature, but we continue to explore ways of making our materials and manufacturing processes even more efficient and sustainable.


Vision Systems: Improving Efficiency for Today’s Workforce

Next-generation technologies are enhancing productivity and maintaining quality while reducing labor-intensive processes. Ashish Vasil, manager of manufacturing R&D at Timken headquarters, and Cristina Dinca, development engineer at Timken Romania, share how machine vision systems are performing complex and repetitive tasks with high accuracy, allowing skilled labor to focus on more value-added functions.


Driving the European Electric Commercial Vehicle Market Forward

The electric commercial vehicle market is rapidly expanding across the globe. Timken’s tapered roller bearing technology and rheology expertise are advancing these applications in Europe. Alberto Cesi, strategic account manager, and Max Lettl discuss a recent successful partnership with an Italian multinational transport vehicle manufacturer.


Delivering Timken’s Value Proposition

Timken service engineers represent the company’s on-site customer support arm. They engage in complex, challenging, and unpredictable work, and they produce enormous value for customers, and for Timken. Dragos Oprescu, general manager of global service engineering, and Barclay Simmons, chief engineer, discuss.


EV Bearing Future Built on 120 Years of Timken Innovation

Electric vehicle manufacturers are reimagining the automobile. Backed by 120 years of R&D leadership, Timken innovates next-generation bearings for these novel vehicles—including some of the world’s longest-range, luxury electric vehicles.


Precision Is Priceless

Jerry Rippel, group leader of measurement R&D at Timken, discusses the department’s various measurement science platforms and technologies – and innovations – employed to help manufacturing facilities deliver on the company’s longstanding commitment to quality.


Cultivating the Next Generation of Bearing Experts

Mike Kotzalas is known in the industry for co-authoring “the book on bearings,” among many other outstanding accomplishments. Empowering his team to go out and solve customer problems, however—that’s what really makes him proud. In a recent interview, we talked to him about his strategy to develop the next generation of bearing experts.