Auburn Blog

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.

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

Making specials 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 supplier...

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.

Custom Phenolic Pulley

If you look quick, it looks like wood. But it’s not; the material is phenolic. This is a pulley we make for a customer. We also make bearings with phenolic retainers. Our dedicated staff is here to give you a quote on your special needs. Phone: (315) 986-7600...

Auburn “V” Groove Reduces Friction & Drag in Thrust Bearings

The balls in conventional thrust bearings are in constant contact with the round or radius grooves. This creates friction, building up heat and reducing load capacity. Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing has redesigned the groove to an uneven “V” configuration, reducing friction and drag. This results in cooler temperatures, longer life and increased load capacity.

2900 Metric Thrust Ball Bearing Interchange with Nylon Retainer

Just a friendly reminder to let you know that Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing offers an interchange for the 2900 Series Metric Ball Thrust Bearing. This interchange features a nylon retainer and is available with ID ranges from 10mm (0.394 inch) to 140mm (5.512 inch) and OD ranges from 26mm (1.024 inch) to 185mm (7.283 inch).

Auburn Ball Bearing Announces Name Change

Fairport Products purchased the Auburn Ball Bearing and tube winder product lines from M. D. Knowlton Company in August of 2006. Since that time the companies have been known as two separate entities – Fairport Products and Auburn Ball Bearing. Now the two will become one company known as Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing.

Auburn Bearing Fulfills Custom Order for Medical Device Company in Record Time

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing received a request from a renowned medical device company to manufacture a custom-made mini thrust bearing for a delicate medical part to be used in an innovative treatment for scoliosis, and was able to manufacture and deliver the finished product to the customers specification in only 13 days.

A Long History and a Little Memorabilia

It’s true… we have been in the bearing business for a long time now. Auburn Ball Bearing was established in 1898. Recently, we came across this piece of memorabilia from our early years and wanted to share it with you. It is from an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.

Auburn Ball Bearing Introduces 2900 Series Bearing

Auburn Ball Bearing is proud to announce its newest product to their line of trusted thrust bearings, the 2900 ball thrust bearing with nylon retainer. The 2900 series joins the long list of quality, MADE IN THE USA bearings produced by the company since 1898 in their facility in Upstate NY.

Macedon Firm Buys M.D. Knowlton Unit

Fairport Products Holding Company Inc. in Macedon, NY, has completed the aquisition of the Auburn Ball Bearing division of Victor-based M.D. Knowlton Co.

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