One of the biggest names in spherical plain bearings and rod ends, HEIM Bearings are readily available in our stocks. Known as the inventors of the rod end – initially known as the ‘Heim joint’ – for support of US troops in WWII, Heim continues today to provide and supply bearings on key military platforms. Their rod end and spherical plain bearing range comes in an array of materials including aluminium, carbon steel and corrosion-resistant steels – just to name a few.