NHBB New Product Development Center

Our customer-focused New Product Development Center (NPDC) augments our manufacturing facilities' bearing engineering capabilities.

NPDC's specialized capabilities are guided by our customers application challenges.

    Built to support the development and testing needs of aerospace customers, the New Product Development Center (NPDC) is an innovation hub for unique fit-for-purpose solutions. The NPDC’s mission is to partner with key customers in the aerospace and other high tech industries to support their product development and testing needs. The Center leads development and testing projects for both plain and rolling element bearing solutions used in aero engines, landing gear, rotor assemblies, and many other critical aerospace and defense applications.

    We provide comprehensive product development and testing support—all the way to commercialization. In addition to conducting elemental and subscale testing, our development and testing lab is equipped to validate the performance of a complete bearing assembly, at full scale, under the specified operating conditions in a wide range of applications.

    Such breadth enables us to partner with customers throughout the bearing system design and development process—from the earliest stages of prototype design to the final stages of qualification testing and commercialization.

    Aircraft subsystems covered by NPDC's full-scale testing:

    • Aero engine mainshafts and gearboxes
    • Auxiliary power units
    • Landing gear
    • Helicopter rotor subassemblies
    • Airframe control actuation systems


      Ball and Roller Bearing Development and Qualification Testing

      NHBB is partnering with MinebeaMitsumi Group company CEROBEAR to provide new product development and testing support to major global aero engine customers, with a primary focus on main shaft and gearbox applications.

      How can we help?

      To inquire about working with the New Product Development Center (NPDC) on your next product development and testing project, give us a call or submit a request for technical assistance.

      Our Address

      New Product Development Center
      New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.

      155 Lexington Dr.
      Laconia, NH 03246