Founded in 1963, AST® Bearings is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev C certified company and a value-added supplier of a wide selection of miniature bearings and precision ball bearing products. The company also maintains an extensive inventory of superior quality bushings, rod ends, roller and linear bearings, custom cost efficient sub-assembly products and much more. AST utilizes two warehouses to ensure availability and “just-in-time” delivery to customers across the US and internationally. In addition, AST provides numerous value-added services such as inventory management services, expert engineering and design services, in addition to failure analyses and re-lubrication services in clean rooms with Class-100 workbenches at its international headquarters in Montville, New Jersey.
Nothing epitomizes AST’s mission better than the phrase, “Value Beyond the Part™.” Beyond exceptional product quality, selection, and availability, the value-added services at AST are what really set them apart from most other bearing suppliers. Their website is a great resource and contains a wealth of information including white papers, technical guides, FAQ’s, links to other bearing resources, in additional to having an interactive online catalog with thousands and thousands of 3D CAD models available for download. Ultimately, their product and design solutions will enhance your product performance, make your company more competitive, and make your job easier. To say it another way, AST has distanced itself from typical bearing suppliers in both the breadth of their product offerings and the depth of their value-added services.
For example, AST offers numerous value-added services such as: