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Meet the inventor: A ‘magical potion’ for machines

29 February 2024

In the 1990s, Magnus Kellström, Development Engineer of SKF, invented a completely new kind of bearing. His ideas are still changing the world, one revolution at a time.

Magnus Kellström doesn't let convention stand in the way of a good idea. You can tell that from his bicycle. Retired since 2005, he gets around his hometown on a recumbent two-wheeler, sitting on a laid-back seat with the pedals positioned far forwards, over the front wheel. It's a design that enthusiasts say is more comfortable and more aerodynamic than standard machines.

The same willingness to challenge status quo characterised Kellström's 39-year career at SKF, where he worked in a wide range of product development roles. During this time, Kellström helped to push forward the art and science of bearing design, bringing new tools and leaps of imagination to a class of products that quite literally help the world go round.

Read the full article in DPA's March issue

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