A Global Resource for new product development and testing.
MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace companies worldwide are working together to meet the needs of our global aerospace customers. Together, we are transforming today’s advanced flight platforms through the development of new bearing technologies and dramatic improvements in existing components.
Our specialized capabilities are guided by customers’ real-world application challenges.
We provide comprehensive product development and testing support for aerospace manufacturers—all the way to commercialization.
Our labs validate the performance of a complete bearing assembly, at full scale, under the specified operating conditions in a wide range of applications.
Such breadth enables us to partner with customers throughout the bearing system design and development process—from the earliest stages of prototype design to the final stages of qualification testing and commercialization.
Aircraft subsystems covered by full-scale testing:
- Aero engine mainshafts and gearboxes
- Auxiliary power units
- Landing gear
- Helicopter rotor subassemblies
- Airframe control actuation systems
Ball and Roller Bearing Development and Qualification Testing
MinebeaMitsumi Group companies NHBB and CEROBEAR are working closely together to provide new product development and testing support to major global aero engine customers, with a primary focus on main shaft and gearbox applications.
We’re always on the lookout for that next technology to transform the flight platforms of tomorrow.
MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace engineers pay close attention to technological trends, because the newest exotic material, unique coating, or proprietary lubricant could lead to a breakthrough in performance. When a promising new solution comes along, our product development engineers work closely with specialized suppliers to integrate the innovation into new bearing designs.
Key focus areas include:
- Adoption of hybrid ceramic bearings into critical aero-engine applications
- Advanced manufacturing methods and technologies, including additive manufacturing
- Self-lubricating liner technology
- Smart bearing systems to predict and detect the onset of failure
- New materials to handle increasingly demanding environments
With R&D and test facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we’re bringing the knowledge and insight of all MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace companies to bear on customer-specific problems and challenges. Our new product development centers are continually refining testing capabilities in lockstep with the needs of the industry.
Our specialized capabilities will continue to grow and mature as the knowledge and insight of all MinebeaMitsumi companies are brought to bear on customer-specific problems and challenges.