the result of NTN innovation

Choose NTN recommendations with regard to the selection of bearing materials, and successfully complete your cutting-edge industrial projects.

Of all the lines of NTN innovation, one-third of the R&D activity is dedicated to the control and the development of innovative materials.


Our expertise lies in the development of bearing materials to meet your most demanding applications

  • reliability under extreme operating conditions
  • tailored to economic constraints
  • ethics of sustainable development


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The choice of the correct materials and tailoring them to suit your application is considered from the start of the development phase:

  • analysis combined with our experience produces new solutions: mastering of the integration of multi-material plastics, ceramics and composites
  • the development of our own treatments to provide you with a unique response to your application
  • correct selection of sources and type of materials
  • approval process unique to NTN
  • performing tests representative of operating conditions
  • design of machines dedicated to innovative tests
  • monitoring and tailoring the materials over the lifecycle of the product
  • selection of high performing clean steels
  • constant collaborative work with the research community

Over the years, NTN has developed a broad spectrum of innovative solutions. Our know-how in the optimisation of materials tailored to each application has earned us a leading position in the field of automotive bearings.

A few examples:

  • surface hardening of aerospace steels, powder metallurgy and 3D printing
  • ceramic materials for high reliability applications
  • reinforced plastics and composite materials
  • greases and oils for multi-component mechanical systems

In response to extreme conditions, we develop our own treatments to create high performance products.

You can also take a look at NTN-SNR innovation and innovation in mechatronics.

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