Napoleon Engineering Services Announces Addition of High Temperature, Corrosion Resistant Bearings to Custom Bearing Product Line

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Addition of XD15NW, AMS 5898, and BG42 steels to custom bearing manufacturing line allows Napoleon Engineering Services to provide further bearing solutions to their customers.

"Our goal is to provide our customers quality products with the shortest lead times possible," states President and Chief Engineer Chris Napoleon

Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) has announced the addition of XD15NW, AMS 5898, and BG42 high temperature, corrosion resistant steels to its custom bearing manufacturing line of products. Compared to standard bearing steels XD15NW, AMS 5898 and BG42 each offer unique individual benefits such as superior fatigue strength, greater corrosion resistance, and higher ductility. These steels are ideal for applications in the food and beverage industry, medical equipment, engines, pumps, pulp and paper mills and bearings that reside in high temperature or corrosive environments. “We are excited to add XD15NW, AMS 5898, and BG42 steel to our offering of custom bearing products to further provide our customers with bearing solutions targeted for their applications," stated David Pettengill, NES’ Custom Bearing Manufacturing Manager, “This addition along with our increasing capabilities and capacity in our custom bearing manufacturing department make it an exciting time for NES and our customers.”

NES, the largest independent bearing testing and inspection facility in the United States, specializes in custom bearing manufacturing and has invested heavily in their custom bearing manufacturing capabilities over the past year to satisfy increasing demand. “Our goal is to provide our customers quality products with the shortest lead times possible. With the investments in our new 22,000 sq ft facility and increased machining capabilities we are looking forward to continuing that commitment of speed and quality,” states President and Chief Engineering, Chris Napoleon. On average, NES’ lead times for custom bearings range from 8-12 weeks with manufacturing capabilities encompassing a number of specialty ring materials, cages, rolling elements and coatings for use in a wide range of applications.

Napoleon Engineering Services performs all manufacturing, testing, and inspection services from its ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in Olean, NY. Contact a representative today at 877-870-3200 or to learn how NES can provide bearing solutions for your application.

Napoleon Engineering Services, founded in 1997 in Olean, NY, is a privately-owned, one-stop shop for engineered bearing products, specializing in Bearing Inspection, Bearing Testing and Custom Bearing Manufacturing. Napoleon Engineering Services prides itself on providing bearing solutions to a vast number of industries and is the largest independent bearing inspection and testing facility in the United States. NES can be reached at (877) 870-3200 or through


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