Optimist is a privately owned company focused on engineered sourcing. We do not sell motors, we do not do directional work. We specialize in high performance bearings.
A large manufacturing capacity enables us to deliver custom radial bearing solutions for a wide variety of applications with fast lead times.
Smaller diameter tungsten carbide inserts provide excellent hardness, wear properties and resistance to cracking under impact loads.
Insert spacing has been optimized to deliver high carbide content while retaining outstanding toughness and resistance to cracking / flaking.
A reliable infiltration process produces exceptional metallurgical bonding between the base metal, inserts and matrix.
Inserts boast a carbide content above 90%, while a high-carbide content matrix material delivers high wear and erosion resistance.