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Instrument Bearings

IBSCO is a leading global supplier of supplier of standard and specialized instrument bearings and miniature bearings, specializing in bearings for medical, dental, high technology, defense, aerospace and general industrial applications. We offer an extensive inventory of instrument bearings from the major global manufacturers of instrument bearings, supported by processing services, strict quality control and inventory management services. Our wide selection of high quality instrument and miniature bearings provides IBSCO with the flexibility to offer the best solution for your application or manufacturing challenge. The brands we represent for miniature and instrument bearings include NHBB, NMB, Timken, Barden Precision Bearings, INA, Koyo and more.


Instrument and miniature bearings are high precision bearings used in a wide range of industrial devices, including medical and dental instruments and devices, flow meters, fuel controls, motors and coolers. Our full inventory includes radial, pivot, thrust, angular contact and flanged instrument bearings. Attributes include:

  • Precision tolerances from ABEC-1 through ABEC-9 to meet application specifications

  • Radial play and contact angle variations

  • Wide range of lubrication options

  • Steel alloys, stainless steel alloys, copper alloys and ceramics.


Our application specialists have over 100 years of combined industry knowledge and work closely with our customers to solve their toughest manufacturing and application challenges.  We are certified to AS9100/AS9120/ISO 9001 and meet the highest industry standards for medical, aerospace and military applications.  We understand that the performance of your products is dependent on the quality of the components used and are committed to providing the best selection and superior component products. IBSCO's turnkey services include:

  • Clean room  manufacturing, full material traceability and documentation

  • Comprehensive lubrication services, featuring Class 6 clean room capabilities, precision grease packing to control the level of fill within 0.5mg and vacuum impregnation of cages to prevent leaching of oil from the lubricant

  • Optional high-temp seals , low torque seals, Teflon shields, contact and non-contact rubber seals

  • Duplex pair grinding

  • Barrier coating

  • Product serialization

  • MIL-Spec packaging, customized and private labeling

  • Inventory management and JIT services, including multi-year contracts, long-term agreements (LTAs) and Kan-Ban releases to support your production and inventory requirements.


IBSCO is dedicated to total customer satisfaction and holds itself to the highest quality standards. For the past 30 years, we have provided superior solutions for industrial applications that require instrument bearings and miniature bearings. Call today to see how we can exceed your expectations.

Call 800.231.6480 or email

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