We manufacture custom bearings, thrust bearings, and thin section bearings in the USA from one piece to thousands in 45 days or less.

We are proud of our 120+ years of experience, quality and service. Our sales, engineering and production people have a long history with this company.  Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is not just a place to work; it is a part of our lives. They take pride in their work and we take pride in them.

We are fortunate to have affiliations with many fine companies that understand the extra effort required to do a job well. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for helping us to achieve the Auburn Advantage.

On August 18, 2006, the Auburn Ball Bearing product line was purchased from M. D. Knowlton Company by Fairport Products and moved to 4 Route 350, Macedon, NY 14502. On June 10, 2013, Fairport Products and Auburn Ball Bearing became one company and is now known as Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing.

We are proud to continue the tradition of Manufacturing Thrust Bearings started in 1898.

Learn more about us here.

R Series Thrust Ball Retainers

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is please to announce the addition of a new and exclusive mounted thrust bearing solution, the MT-114RG, to its trusted line of bearings. The MT-114RG allows our popular T-114RG style thrust bearing series to be conveniently threaded onto a shaft for mounting or to be bolted into place.

Learning When Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

ABM is known for thrust bearings and custom bearings, but we also make otherwise unobtainable precision parts. Recently, we were asked to manufacture the tabbed thrust washer, shown here…   At first, we questioned… “Are you sure you can’t buy that...

Thrust Bearings & Part Numbers

The quantity of different bearing part numbers can be overwhelming. ISO has a standardized numbering system that is helpful for standard parts. However, there are a number of special bearing part numbers that have been in use for years. Here’s one example, used...

From SOME of our many enthusiastic customers:

“Frankly, I don’t pay much attention to these bearings any longer. With the new design, it has gone from a headache to a non-issue. Therefore, I would rate this a great success.

These bearings have proven to be far superior to our current option. Machine consistency is the biggest improvement. Also, the inability for a maintenance person to assemble the old 3-piece bearing incorrectly.

The custom solution was by far the better solution to anything I could find on the market. I will certainly reach out to Auburn for future custom issues.”

Brett S., Engineering Manager, Bemis Manufacturing


“We are very pleased to have found Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing to make bearings for a 1916 Fiat aircraft engine, used in a speedboat that we were restoring.

The bearings we needed were obsolete and Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing made the replacement bearings from old, used, worn, bad samples.

One bearing was very unique in that it was a combination Ball Thrust and Ball Radial Bearing with two rows of balls! Fortunately for us, Auburn Bearing made our restoration easy and successful!”

George Ktsanes, Owner / President, Renaissance Metals Inc.


“Auburn has very high-quality bearings and substantial technical expertise in materials. As a material scientist it was wonderful to have the level of engineering expertise Auburn offers for specialty and custom applications.

It has been a pleasure working with Auburn on sourcing our new product. We will specify Auburn products again without hesitation and I have recommended Auburn several times to current and former clients.

American manufacturing needs American components. Thank you Auburn!”

P. Rai Menges, President / Director of Engineering

Aerospace Research Systems, LLC

“Auburn Bearing and Manufacturing has always been able to assist with the Strong Museum’s mission to preserve classic arcade games and pinball machines.

One hurdle that comes with collecting rare and vintage games is finding sources for parts. Partnering with Auburn Bearing and Manufacturing has facilitated the preservation of many games that otherwise wouldn’t be able to be restored.

They are always enthusiastic to provide solutions for our unique requests. Having a local source for custom work like this is invaluable for the museum’s mission of conserving and maintaining coin-op machines for our guests and researchers to use and enjoy.”

Martin Reinhardt, Arcade Conservation Technician

The Strong National Museum of Play