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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...

A Brief History of the Bearing

The concept of using a bearing to reduce friction between an object and the surface over which it is moved – or to “bear” the burden – is almost as old as man himself. Pause for a moment and try to picture our world without bearings. It’s hard to...

CNC Turning, Milling & Grinding: What’s the Difference?

At Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing, we generally make parts 1 cubic foot or smaller in volume. To visualize, it would be smaller than a bread box, but also could include a flat plate or shaft up to 40 inches long. Below we describe in detail three of the key metal...

Machining Equipment List

Our diverse custom manufacturing capabilities include automatic and manual CNC turning, CNC milling, and CNC grinding. Additionally, we offer lapping, superfinishing, automatic saw cutting, reverse engineering, and much more.

Custom Ball Bearing for Aircraft Engine

We quote and produce new parts every day and pride ourselves in our ability to engineer durable and high-quality solutions for a variety of unique application needs. We would be happy to work with you on your next custom, low to mid volume, bearing request and offer you the opportunity to experience the Auburn Advantage.

Auburn Bearing Launches New, Updated Website

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, AuburnBearing.com. The revamped website features a clean, mobile-friendly design and improved functionality for a more user-friendly experience.

Did you know Auburn makes custom bearings?

Recently one of our customer’s current suppliers made the wrong bearings. The lead time for replacement bearings was excessive. We were asked to manufacture the non-standard bearing (pictured below) within two weeks. 13 days later we shipped.   440C SS...

Auburn Bearing Featured in Sept 2019 Issue of BearingNEWS Magazine

Auburn Bearing’s new F Series and FM Series Metric Thrust Bearings were recently featured in the September 2019 issue of BearingNEWS magazine. These new additions to our line of thrust bearings offers improvements in design, an array of custom options, and much lower lead time than competitors’ offerings.

New Bearing Mounting System Featured in Design World Magazine

The August 2019 issue of Design World magazine features Auburn Bearing’s new thrust bearing mounting system, the MT-114RG. This new mounting system design allows the bearing to be screw mounted, which gives the designer more options in how to use the bearing as well as the ability to adjust the length of the assembly.

Auburn Bearing Launches New MT-114RG Mounted Thrust Bearing Solution

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.

Auburn Bearing Now Offering F & FM Miniature Thrust Bearings

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is excited to announce the addition of two miniature thrust ball bearing series, the F series and the FM series, to its trusted line of thrust bearing products. The thrust bearings found in these bearing series are available in bore sizes as small as 2 mm and as large as 18 mm and race ODs as small as 6 mm and as large as 20 mm.

Beyond Bearings: Manufacturing is a Broad Topic

For those of you that thought bearings were part of a broad category, manufacturing constitutes an even broader category. At Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing, our expertise lies not only in the thrust bearings and custom bearings, but also in custom manufacturing. Our precision manufacturing facility can produce custom mechanical parts to help solve your customer’s problems.

Quality Bearing Material: 52100 Chrome Steel

The most common material used to manufacture bearing rings and balls is 52100 Chrome Steel. Bearings manufactured from 52100 Chrome Steel offer a handful of advantages over bearings manufactured using other materials, including superior hardness, high load capacity, rolling fatigue strength, wear resistance, dimensional precision, and quality surface finishing.

Expanding Manufacturing Capabilities

We are reaching out to you to announce our expanded Machining and Grinding capabilities. Our recent additions are a DMG Mori Seiki CNC Mill and a Parker Majestic CNC ID/OD Grinder.            With these additions, we are increasing our milling and round grinding...

Short Lead Time on Custom Thrust Washers

Producing custom components is nothing new for us, but it could be helpful news for you. Recently we had an urgent request for the thrust washer pictured below. Originally, our distributor’s supplier took the order, and quoted 3 months to deliver. Later, the...

Custom & Obsolete Bearings: How and Why We Do What We Do

We at Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing have part numbers in our catalog that have not been made in 20 years but it’s not a problem if you want one of these items. Why, you ask? Our production equipment is designed for low to medium volume quantities with a high mix of part numbers. This allows us to have shorter production lead and run times.

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