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A diamond thrust bearing and method for manufacturing the diamond thrust bearing wherein diamond bearing pads are interference fitted at ambient temperatures into a plurality of equidistantly spaced bearing pad recesses located in a circle in a receiving surface of a bearing pad retainer. The bearing faces of the diamond bearing pads are located coplanar with a predetermined common bearing plane by pressing the bearing faces into the bearing pad retainer with a ram and inflexible pressing plate until the pressing face of the pressing plate is stopped by a press stop block. The diamond thrust bearing manufactured using the method will be free from heat induced stresses that cause bearing face misalignment.

Title
Diamond thrust bearing and method for manufacturing same
Application Number
7/710115
Publication Number
5092687
Application Date
June 4, 1991
Publication Date
March 3, 1992
Inventor
David R Hall
Provo
UT, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger & Jensen
Assignee
Anadrill
TX, US
IPC
F16C 17/04
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