Self-Lubricating Sleeve Bearings

Engineered for dynamic operating conditions in a wide range of aerospace, defense, and high tech applications.

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Design Basics

We manufacture self-lubricated sleeve bearings for a wide range of applications on both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, including engine mounts, flap actuation hinges, landing gear retraction actuator systems, and helicopter rotor scissor drives. The complete product family includes industry-standard and customer-certified products, unique designs like our large titanium landing gear bushings, and custom engineered solutions for very demanding applications. Customized lubricated (metal-to-metal) sleeve bearings made from bronze, steel, or stainless steel are also available through our sister companies of MinebeaMitsumi.

Design Options

  • Premium and exotic bearing alloys
  • A wide selection of patented self-lubricating liner systems
  • Special surface treatments and coatings, including RoHS-compliant options
  • Integral features for unlimited design options

Bearing Series & Types

Resource Library

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Bearing Customization and New Product Development

In addition to providing you with standard products, we can customize bearings to work outside the usual spectrum of load, temperature, fatigue resistance, and angular misalignment. If you are designing a new aircraft subsystem, our product engineers can assist you with bearing selection, design, and engineering. 

For heightened performance challenges, our applications engineering department may involve the New Product Development Center to identify and develop a unique solution.