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A bearing is one of the most commonly used mechanical elements in engineering. The key purpose of any type of bearing element is to impart only a specific type of motion to an object or a machine part, thereby allowing it to function smoothly in the desired manner, but prevents it from moving in unwanted directions. When it comes to the desired range of motion, a bearing element is expected to reduce the level of friction with which the machine part moves. A typical bearing element helps a machine part move along one or many axes, depending on the type of bearing used. The most common types of bearings in use today are rotary bearings, that comprise mechanical components such as axles or shafts, and most bearings make use of lubrication of some sort to reduce the friction between the moving parts.