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Chrome Steel Bearings

Also known as carbon steel, this material is one of the most common options you will find for bearing material.   The 52100 bearing steel is a high carbon, low alloy steel that contains chromium. Chromium-molybdenum alloy steel (or chrome moly), is an alloy used for high pressure and temperature use. It is used in oil and gas, energy, construction and the automotive industries because of its corrosion resistance and high-temperature and tensile strength.  There are certain applications for both plating chromium onto objects or going with stainless steel material. Stainless steel is more durable than chrome plating. But chrome plating makes the item much shinier.  Additionally, chrome plating is generally less expensive than stainless steel, and makes the bearing lighter and is often recommended for higher speed applications.

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Chrome Steel Bearings


MMB Bearings is your chrome steel bearings distributor that serves a broad range of markets and industries. The following are some of the most common applications and industries that use various types of stainless steel bearings.


  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech
  • Food processing
  • Chemical processing
  • Marine
  • Military and defense
  • Automotive
  • Oil and gas
  • Instrumentation and automation
  • Machine tools
  • LCD and semiconductors
  • Industrial
  • Military
  • Construction
  • Power generation
  • Sports and recreation (fishing reels and skateboards)
  • Clocks
  • Vacuum and clean environments

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About MMB Bearings

MMB Bearings has grown from a small supplier of precision miniature bearings, to one of the nation’s largest stocking distributors and suppliers of high-quality ball and roller bearings. Our bearings are stocked in a climate controlled warehouse to ensure our inventory maintains high quality standards. We take great pride in the knowledge and service we provide. You'll find precisely what you need from one source with ready-to-ship inventory in large quantities of domestic and imported ball, roller, needle and rod end bearings.

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