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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.

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).