NHBB's Manufacturing Capabilities
NHBB is a leading supplier of standard and custom bearing products to customers in the aircraft, defense, dental, medical, and high technology industries. We have developed a full range of capabilities in order to help customers solve tough application and manufacturing challenges.
What sets NHBB apart is our customer service. Throughout the product development and order fulfillment process, we strive to give customers unmatched technical and logistical support. We might not be the largest bearing company in the world, but we are the most responsive.
We invite you to explore our capabilities further by reviewing the following summaries for key aspects of our business.
Customer-Specific Products and Solutions
NHBB produces a diverse range of high performance precision bearing products, including miniature & instrument, rod end, spherical, and large ball and cylindrical roller bearing designs. We specialize in the design and manufacture of customer-specific bearing solutions, including custom bearings, assemblies and machined parts. Our bearings are designed and manufactured to the highest standards, so you can have confidence in the quality and reliability of our products.
Customer-specific bearing solutions necessitate a significant investment in design engineering, prototyping, and testing. That is why NHBB offers comprehensive engineering support through every phase of the product development process. We work with you early on, thinking holistically to design exactly the right solution for your system. This work is performed by our knowledgeable staff of applications engineers who are passionate about serving as a vital technical resource for our customers.
NHBB's manufacturing capabilities are World Class. We bring a deep knowledge of materials, precision manufacturing techniques, performance testing requirements, and quality assurance protocols to produce solutions that meet your specific requirements.
NHBB operates three highly specialized precision manufacturing facilities in the United States, which are sustained through ongoing investments in capital equipment, new methods, and a skilled workforce. Our in-house manufacturing resources include:
- Computer aided engineering (CAD, SolidWorks, etc.)
- Highly specialized precision machine centers
- Computerized manufacturing (CNC, CAM)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Industry certified Clean Room assembly areas
- Precision - Class 1,000 (ISO 6)
- HiTech - Class 10,000 (ISO 7)
- Sophisticated materials management & workflow systems (APS)
- Fully equipped metallurgy labs & heat treat facilities
- Bearing performance testing labs
- R&D facilities
NHBB's highly skilled manufacturing engineers, technicians and machinists are capable of addressing manufacturing challenges in-house, often by creating new machine tools, precision gauges, and production processes that best suit the need.
Cross-functional teams employ Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement programs to facilitate efficient throughput, product conformity and cost containment. By leveraging the collective intelligence of the entire company, we are able to support your evolving needs.
The precision tolerances you require necessitate an uncompromising commitment to quality. That commitment is apparent in everything we do, from investing in advanced capabilities to continually improving manufacturing processes. Our current certifications include ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, Rev. B, Boeing D6-82479, and numerous Nadcap accreditations. Learn more.
NHBB is an environmentally responsible company, working continuously to reduce emissions and substitute cleaner processes. Our commitment to continuous environmental improvement has earned us ISO 14001 certifications. Read more.