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NHBB Astro Division

Laconia, NH USA

Rod End and Spherical Bearings, Custom-lined Solutions, Next-up Assemblies, Machined Parts

Rod End and Spherical Bearings, Custom-lined Solutions, Next-up Assemblies, Machined Parts

Bearing Solutions for Aircraft Landing Gear

NHBB Astro Division is a preferred supplier to leading companies in the commercial and military aerospace industries. The division manufactures customized products and solutions for diverse airframe, engine, landing gear, rotorcraft, and spacecraft applications.

Major Product Families

Product Customization

Astro specializes in manufacturing customized bearing solutions that require significant engineering input, advanced materials, special coatings, complex high precision machining, and special processes.

Please contact Astro's sales or engineering groups for assistance with your specific requirements.

New Product Development and Testing

Astro collaborates with the New Product Development Center (NPDC) to develop innovative solutions to customers' critical application challenges. Its primary focus is on self-lubricating liner technologies for landing gear, aero engine, airframe, and rotorcraft applications.

Recent advancements include a patented bearing wear sensor technology, INVINSYS® bearing system for helicopter pitch control applications, Oscimax® machinable, self-lubricating liner technology, and Vulkyn high temperature self-lubricating liner.

Manufacturing Excellence

Astro is driven by a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and is guided by a deep-rooted continuous improvement culture. The division has adopted advanced systems for planning and process control, which enable the division to satisfy unique production requirements and provide improved delivery scheduling.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Astro is committed to delivering quality products that consistently meet customer requirements, and it is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations through continuous improvement of its products and processes.

The division holds numerous industry and customer Quality Management Systems (QMS) certifications as well as Nadcap accreditations for special processes that are performed in-house.

Quality Policy

Quality Certifications


Environmental Management

The Astro Division is committed to environmental protection and the development of environmentally sound business practices. Its facility is certified to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS).

Environmental Policy

Environmental Management Certification

MinebeaMitsumi Group

The Astro Division is part of MinebeaMitsumi's Rod End and Fastener Business Unit (RF BU) along with four other manufacturing divisions in the United Kingdom and Asia. Together, the RF BU supports leading aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with complementary products and solutions, new product development, and high precision machining capabilities. Visit MinebeaMitsumi's website.

NMB Brand of Aerospace Products

NHBB Astro is the North American sales representative for products manufactured by NMB's facilities in Karuizawa, Japan, and Lop Buri, Thailand, giving customers access to a global supply of high quality commercial aerospace parts, including rod ends, sphericals, spherical roller bearings, self-aligning roller bearings, next-up assemblies & machined parts.

Please contact Astro's sales group for assistance with NMB products.