Ball bearing art sculpture
Roller bearing artworks by visual artist Giannis Dendrinos
Where did I get my inspiration about this ball bearing art sculpture?
This artwork entitled Spire is part of a solo exhibition on the theme of the “circle”.
This show took place in a gallery in Athens on December 2008. The artist’s intention was to symbolize the concept of parallel worlds by creating two intersecting half-circles. Each circle has its own elements within. This geometrical parallelism is a metaphoric expression of what could be parallel worlds. This spire sculpture is aiming to convey the evolution of life.
What is the use of ball bearing?
How ball bearings reduce friction?
History of ball bearings…
In 1869, Jules Suriray received a patent for a radial ball bearing to be fitted into metal bicycles. The success of the improved design led to the creation of several new types of metal ball bearings, all with different designs that were specially created for a particular machine.
It was Sven Winquist who came up with a self-aligning design for ball bearings that set a new standard in terms of design. A quick succession of innovations within the field emerged, from the wire race bearing to the vee groove bearing.