New F and FM Miniature Thrust Ball Bearing Series Manufactured in SAE 52100 Chrome Steel

Press Release Summary:

  • 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
  • F series is designed with flat raceways, while FM series is designed with grooved raceways
  • Common applications include medical devices, miniature machines and jacks

Original Press Release:

Auburn Bearing Now Offering Miniature Thrust Bearings

Macedon, NY (February 8, 2019) -- 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. These two lines of miniature ball thrust bearings are made with high precision and can accommodate axial loads in a single direction only. The only difference between the two series’ lies in their raceway; the F series is designed with flat raceways, while the FM series is designed with grooved raceways which accommodate similar applications that require larger speed and load ratings.

The miniature thrust bearings found in these bearing series are typically manufactured in SAE 52100 chrome steel, and 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. Upon request, ABM can manufacture these bearings in stainless steel or other materials. ABM also supports modification of these bearings to accommodate customer’s custom design and special dimension requirements. Common applications for these bearing series include medical devices, miniature machines, and jacks.

About Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing:

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing, founded in 1989, is one of the oldest continuously operating thrust ball bearing manufacturers in the United States. ABM is known for its exclusive line of “V” groove thrust bearings, which are designed to reduce rolling friction. Today, ABM specializes in manufacturing custom ball and roller thrust bearings in low- to mid- volume, as well as in custom manufacturing.

For more information on our company and what we have to offer, please give us a call at (315) 986-7600 or visit our website,, where you’ll find our complete digital catalog, specifications for our full range of ball and roller bearing products, and guides on bearing design, installation and maintenance.

Media Contact:

Cortney Bears

Marketing Associate

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