OAV Air Bearings leads the way in advanced air bearings and motion system technologies worldwide. Established first in 1964 as a manufacturing company, it transitioned into the precision air bearing market in 2013. With a strong dedication to innovation and engineering excellence, coupled with extensive expertise in aerospace, military specs, materials, and top engineering talent, OAV Air Bearings delivers unrivaled products.

The company boasts a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge products tailored to meet the specific needs of its customers. Its team of highly skilled engineers and technicians work endlessly to design and manufacture air bearings that offer precision, frictionless motion, and exceptional reliability.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

OAV: OAV serves all industries ranging from aerospace, turbomachinery, medical, space, military and defense, photonics, semiconductor, to automotive, automation, and more. 

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

OAV: As newer products come out, such as the foil air bearings, tapered air bearings, air turns, and countless more, OAV immediately begins to spread news and exposure to its clients and more, ensuring they receive the best possible updates for their applications. OAV places an emphasis providing its clients with solutions to their applications, to further global technology and the advancement of humanity.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

OAV: OAV offers standard sized off-the-shelf air bearings and motion systems products, and also does custom engineering jobs. The OAV product line is novel, with never before seen technology, disrupting all industries.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

OAV: Since air bearings are newer technology, the market is growing exponentially as exposure is being spread. There is ample opportunity for all industries to utilize air bearings, and it is becoming increasingly popular as more and more companies are utilizing them for various projects.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

OAV: The air bearing market has been experiencing increasing adoption in high-precision industries like semiconductor manufacturing and aerospace. It is also expanding into industrial automation, with a focus on miniaturization and integration for smaller devices. Environmental considerations and advancements in materials and manufacturing techniques are driving improvements in air bearing performance and sustainability. The integration of sensor technology is enhancing monitoring capabilities, and the Asia-Pacific region, especially China and India, is witnessing significant growth in demand for air bearings.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

OAV: OAV has created numerous game-changing technologies, such as the foil air bearings, modular air bearings, vacuum preloaded air bearings, air turns, thrust air bushings, and tapered air bearings. Many of these are never before seen products, and are in high demand as industries begin to see an immediate need for them.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

OAV: In 2023, OAV trajectory is to grow exponentially, creating newer advanced products, and continuing to offer the best qualities and services. Not only is the team at OAV growing, but the global exposure is as well.