Thrust Bearings

At SC Industries, we are capable of producing cylindrical components using advanced CNC machining equipment and precision grinding methods. The thin walled thrust bearing seen here is machined from seamless alloy steel tubing and is manufactured for a customer in the off-road construction industry. The initial blank was cut in 0.25″ and turned on our CNC lathe.

After turning the bushings received centerless grinding, internal grinding, and face grinding to refine tolerances to ± 0.0005″ and provide a surface finish of 8 RMS on the bushing surface. After heat treating, finishing grinding was used to correct any distortion caused by the process.

Dial bores were used to precisely measure the inner diameter of the bearing to verify conformance to all customer specifications. Extensive quality control procedures were put in place throughout the manufacturing process to ensure all bearings met these stringent quality standards. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and have a wealth of experience in providing precision machining of thin walled parts.

These bearings are produced in various quantities, depending on customer demand, with an average lead time for 4 weeks. For additional information about this precision turning and grinding project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Thrust Bearings

Thrust Bearings


Product Description Thin Wall Bushing
Primary Capabilities Applied/Processes Internal Grinding
Centerless Grinding
Face Grinding
Secondary Capabilities Applied/Processes Heat Treat
Finishing Grinding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part CNC Lathe
Machine Saw
Expertise Precision Face Grinding
Overall Part Dimensions 9 x 8 3/4 x 1/4 in
Tightest Tolerances ± 0.0005 in
Material Used Alloy Seamless Mechanical Tubing
Material Finish 8 RMS
In process testing/inspection performed Dial Bore
Height Stand
Industry for Use Off Road Construction
Volume Various Quantities
Delivery/Turnaround Time 4 Weeks
Standards Met Customer Specifications
ISO 9001:2015
Product Name Thrust Bearing
Additional Facts Customer Provided the Technical Drawings

We have manufactured precision hardened metal bushings for over 75 years— serving many industrial markets, including:

    • Off Highway Construction
    • Mining
    • Transportation Transit Systems
    • Hydraulics
    • Printing Presses
    • Material Handling
    • Plastic Injection Molding
    • Lamp Glass Lighting
    • Packaging
    • Machinery and Equipment
    • Machinery Rebuilders
    • Tooling