In 1971 a new company entered the rod end and spherical bearing marketplace. Founded by a group of bearing professionals with backgrounds in all aspects of the rod end and spherical bearing industry, this new firm, Aurora Bearing Company, soon became a major force in the rod end industry.
The 2-piece design CM/CW series rod ends introduced Aurora to the U.S. market. The design was not a new idea, but it took the engineering and manufacturing expertise of the new company to make it a commercially available and economical product. Now offered by every US rod end manufacturer, the 2-piece, all steel rod end is now the standard economy/commercial bearing in the U.S. market.
As Aurora quickly became known for a high quality engineered product and a strong commitment to customer service, the firm dramatically increased its product range and market coverage and now serves nearly every industrial and aerospace market. These markets include among others: textile and packaging machinery, machine tools, business machines, recreation and exercise equipment, agricultural and off highway vehicles, commercial transportation and high performance racing vehicles as well as military equipment and commercial air and space craft.
In the motorsports field, Aurora has distinguished itself by being an original equipment supplier to car builders, damper manufacturers, and component suppliers, with both catalog items, and special products to serve unique application needs. Aurora also manufactures items to replace obsolete parts that would otherwise be unavailable for historic vehicle applications.
Over the years, Aurora Bearing has retained its original business philosophy of furnishing a high quality product at competitive prices. In addition, the company’s initial goals of providing prompt delivery and furnishing service with a personal touch have been rigidly maintained.
Aurora Bearing offers a complete and wide ranging line of standard rod end and spherical bearings, in both inch or Imperial dimensions, and metric dimensions. We also design and manufacture rod end and spherical bearings to meet a variety of applications that require custom engineered units or special materials.
Marketing products worldwide, Aurora Bearing fields a very competent sales force that is available to assist and provide you with a practical and sound solution to rod end and spherical bearing application problems and challenges. Aurora maintains strong dealer partnerships worldwide to fulfill racer requirements quickly and efficiently.