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Deep-groove, angular contact models drive China's ball bearings sector

R&D initiatives center on developing smaller but high-precision products.


  • Deep-groove, angular contact types lead: These two categories currently dominate ball bearing production in China with a collective output share exceeding 50 percent. Makers also supply thrust and radial varieties.
  • Miniaturization, high precision main targets: Makers are matching the growing complexity yet miniaturization of industrial products with more compact yet high-precision ball bearings. Toward this end, many are using imported high-precision equipment. Such machines allow companies to reduce the inner and outer diameter to 4 and 8mm, respectively.
  • Bearing or stainless steel used: More suppliers are adopting bearing or stainless steel to bolster product thermostability and corrosion resistance. Many are likewise accepting custom specifications to match varying requirements.
  • Wide applications: Ball bearings from China find broad use in communication equipment, precision meters, motors, vehicles, motorcycles, industrial machinery, medical devices, metallurgy and pumps. The military, aviation and food processing industries are also application markets.

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