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Bearing Materials

In addition to the more common metals, NHBB’s engineers and machinists work regularly with exotic materials. A partial list of commonly used ball, race, rod end body, and sleeve materials is given below. For materials not listed, please contact NHBB for available information.

Table 2: Common Bearing Alloys and Applications

Application Corrosion Resistant Steel Nickel Based Cobalt Based Titanium Based Copper Based Aluminum Based Low Alloy Steels
BALL

303

440C

PH13-8Mo

15-5PH

17-4PH

A-286

BG42®

Greek Ascoloy

Inconel® 718

Inconel® X-750

Rene 41®

Waspaloy

Stellite® 3

Stellite® 6

Stellite® 6B

L-605

MP35N®

6AI 4V

Al Bronze

Al-Ni Bronze

Beryllium Copper

2024

6061

7075

4140

4340

52100

M-2

M-42

M-50

Maraging 250

Maraging 300

D-2

RACE

303, 304

410, 416, 422

431, 440C

PH13-8Mo

15-5PH

17-4PH

A-286

AM-355

Greek Ascoloy

Nitronic® 60

BG42®

Inconel® 718

Inconel® X-750

Monel® 400

Monel® K500

Rene 41®

Waspaloy

L-605

6AI 4V

3AI 2.5V

Al Bronze

Beryllium Copper

2024

6061

7075

4130

4140

4340

52100

Maraging 300

ROD END/
LINK
BODY

303, 316, 321

410, 416

PH13-8Mo

15-5PH

17-4PH

A-286

AM-355

Inconel®718

Inconel® X-750

Rene 41®

Waspaloy

MP159®

L-605

6AI 4V  

2024

7075

1018

4130

4340

Maraging 250

8620

SLEEVE
BEARINGS

321

410, 416

430, 440C

PH13-8Mo

15-5PH

17-4PH

BG42®

Inconel® 718

Inconel® 625

Rene 41®

Waspaloy

L-605 6AI 4V

Al Bronze

Al-Ni Bronze

Beryllium Copper

2024

6061

7075

4130

4140

4340

9310

MP35N® and MP159® are registered trademarks of Standard Press Steel.
INCONEL® is a registered trademark of Inco Alloys International, Inc. and The International Nickel Company, Inc.
MONEL® is a registered trademark of Inco Alloys International, Inc.
NITRONIC® is a registered trademark of Armco Inc.
STELLITE® is a registered trademark of DELORO STELLITE COMPANY, INC.
BG42® is a registered trademark of Latrobe Steel Company.