Bearings allow moving parts to run smoother as they reduce the friction between two objects. There are two main categories that bearings fall into: radial bearings and thrust bearings. Radial bearings are designed to support forces perpendicular to the direction of the shaft, or radial loads. Thrust bearings are designed to support forces parallel to the direction of the shaft, or axial load. CBC has a wide range of bearings to choose from and the appropriate type of bearing will depend upon the application in which it will be used.