What are rod ends and where are they used?

Rod ends are a type of mechanical articulating joint which feature a circular head (the bearing) with a threaded shaft attached.

These bearings are available in male and female variations, depending on the fitting required. Self-lubricating and maintenance-free options are also available.

Where are rod ends used?

Rod ends are suitable for linear, oscillating and rotary movements, making them applicable to a wide variety of applications and industries. They are most commonly found in the aerospace and automotive industries, although they can also be found in a vast array of industrial machinery.  

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