AST Bearings Company News, Press Releases, and Events

AST Bearings Opens West Coast Regional Office

AST Bearings, a distributor of bearing products based in New Jersey, has announced that a move from their West Coast regional office in Irvine to a new facility in Yorba Linda.

The new, 14,020 square foot facility (with 3,000 square feet of office space and 11,000 square feet of warehouse space) will support the company’s continued growth plans while offering more convenience for employees, partners and customers. 


AST Bearings' Exhibiting at National MFG. Week

Come Visit AST at Booth #3525 and find your motion control solution. We offer world-class products and services, a variety of materials and sizes and serve many industries such as, medical and dental equipment, power tools, electric motors and many more. AST Bearings are used extensively wherever precise rotation is required.

Tonka Bay Equity Partners Announces Acquisition of AST Bearings

Take a non-core division of a publicly traded company. Add a savvy private equity firm with an appetite for distribution companies. What do you get? A fruitful partnership between AST Bearings and Tonka Bay.

AST Introduces the Heavy-Duty Bearing Line

AST Bearings supplies high-quality Spherical Plain Bearings, Bushings, Rod Ends and Now Tough Tapered Roller Bearings. These bearings provide the durability and quality needed from the agricultural and construction and mining industries need to keep their machines running at maximum capacity. Call AST today for a price quote on these Tough Bearings.

One-Stop Bearing Supplier

AST supplies Precision Bearings, Bushings, Spherical Plain, Tapered Rollers, Linear, Sub-Assemblies and more to a diverse range of customers. Whether an application calls for an off-the-shelf product or requires an engineered solution, AST is your one-stop source.

Tapered Roller Bearings

AST Bearings announces it has added a brand new product line of High Carbon Chromium Steel Tapered Roller Bearings to complement its existing line of quality products.

Spherical Plain Bearings Tackle Tough Applications

Spherical Plain Bearings serve in applications such as Off-Highway Vehicles, Agricultural and Mining Equipment, and Robotics.

Maintenance Free JU and JX Bushings (Inch)

AST Bearings provide the JU and JX Series of maintenance-free and self-lubricating bushings. -Sizes range from .25-12 inch I.D. -JU bushings with load rating of more than 11,500 psi -JX bushings with load rating of more than 17,000 psi -Metric versions available

Miniature Bearings, Inch

Open and Open Extended Inner Ring

Precision Mechanical Sub Assemblies

AST, the presss leading supplier of miniature and instrument series bearings, can also provide precision mechanical sub-assemblies. They specialize in rotary assemblies that incorporate precision bearings and components manufactured to the most exacting specifications. AST can conduct design reviews and provide assemblies manufactured to your specifications or theirs.

Precision Spindle Assembly

Our spindles are used in optical incremental encoders, primarily for industrial applications.

Pulley Assembly for Paper Transport System

Pulley Assembly for Paper Transport System. Low cost, Maintenance-free assembly for long life in a harsh, paper dust environment.

Rod End Bearings

Typical Applications for Rod End bearings: -Control linkages -Steering gear -Brake and clutch -Pedals -Paper machinery -Packaging machinery -Robotics -Textile equipment -Marine applications -Food processing

Self-Lubricating Bushings

AST Bearings, of Montville, New Jersey, provide self-lubricating bushings offering extremely high load capacity, low friction and strong resistance to wear. AST Bearings has been a national provider of bearings and bearing related products since 1968.

Timing Belt Idler Assembly

Used in Electronic Media Storage System.

AST Bearings Receives ISO’s Highest Quality Management Systems Certification

The very latest ISO Quality Management System certification, ISO 9001:2008, is earned by AST Bearings and acknowledges their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and improvement.

AST Bearings Granted Trademark by US Patent and Trademark Office

AST® Bearings Protects Intellectual Property by Formally Applying for and Receiving Registered Trademark Status for Its Name and Logo.  USPTO Registration #3685013 was issued on September 22, 2009.

AST Bearings Seeks to Expand via Acquisitions

“Organic” growth of premier bearing supplier expected to be complemented by strategic acquisitions of other bearing companies.  AST is actively pursuing both distributors and wholesale suppliers to add to the AST family.

Precision Bearing Technologies Featured at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show

Advances in Ball Bearing Materials, Lubrication Techniques, and Design Assistance Highlighted by AST Bearings at Javits Convention Center

New Website for the Bearing Industry with Over 8,300 Complimentary CAD Models

Ground breaking website is launched providing an unprecedented combination of product info, industry resources, and downloads for mechanical engineers and designers utilizing bearings in their applications.

AST Exhibits at the 2011 Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show

Please join us in Booth 3443 at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing, February 8-10, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.  Besides seeing the latest in technology, you can attend the show free of charge ($55 savings!) courtesy of AST Bearings (click to read more).

AST Exhibits at the 2011 IFPE / ConExpo-Con/Agg Show

Please join us in Booth 14542 at the IFPE Show, March 22-26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Visit AST Bearings to see the latest in material sciences for bearings, bushings, rod ends and more.  Get demonstrations of AST's online product catalog with more than 10,00 products including free 3D CAD models downloads.

AST Bearings Inducted into John Deere "Supplier Hall of Fame"

John Deere Supplier Hall of Fame Award Presented to AST BearingsAST Bearings earned recognition by John Deere as a "Partner-level supplier" for 2010 for the fifth consecutive year and was subsequently inducted into the “Supplier Hall of Fame” in the Deere & Company “Achieving Excellence Program.” 

AST Exhibits at the 2011 Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show

Please join us in Booth 247 at the Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show June 7 - 9, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  Besides seeing the latest in technology, you can attend the show free of charge ($55 savings!) courtesy of AST Bearings (click to read more).

First Bearing Company in the World to Earn AS9100 Rev. C Certification

IAQG logoThe very latest Quality Management System certification for Aerospace and Defense, AS9100 Rev C, is earned by AST Bearings acknowledging their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and improvement.

AST Bearings Again Earns Recognition as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

John Deere Supplier Hall of Fame Award Presented to AST BearingsAST Bearing has again earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier for 2012 in the John Deere® Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

AST Bearings Adds 475 Mounted Bearing Products

tapped base housingsAST Bearings recently added 475 new products to our mounted bearing category. The subsets of these additional products fall into the two bolt pillow blockstwo bolt flangesthree bolt flanges and tapped base-housings groups.

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