Air Bearings Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Global Air Bearings Market Research Report: by Type (Hydrostatic/Aerostatic, Hydrodynamic/Aerodynamic), by Application (Precision Machinery Tools, High-speed Machines, Others), by End-user (Aviation, Automotive, Medical, Space, HVAC, Microturbine, Compressors, Semiconductor, Wastewater Management, Others), and Region - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/5689-CR | January 2019 | Region: Global | 183 Pages         

Air Bearings Market

Air Bearings Market Size Valued at USD 7.01 Billion, market Grow at a CAGR Of 7.56% by 2020 -2030


By Type Hydrostatic/Aerostatic Hydrodynamic/Aerodynamic
By Application Precision Machinery Tools High-speed Machines Others
By End-user Aviation Automotive Medical Space HVAC Microturbine Compressors Semiconductor Wastewater Management Others

Key Players

  • APG-Neuros Inc.
  • Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc.
  • IBS Precision Engineering
  • Air Bearings Ltd.
  • Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • Leuven Air Bearings NV
  • Bladon Jets
  • Hot Air Systems Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.


  • Main drivers of the air bearing market
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Air Bearings Market Overview

Air Bearings Market is expected to grow USD 10,733 Million at a CAGR of 6.82% during the forecast period, says market research future (MRFR). This growth is seen due to multiple reasons that contribute to the development of the Air Bearings Market. Technological advancements in the Air Bearings Market have reduced the equipment's friction level, leading to vibration mitigation and shock absorber. This has led to increasing innovations in the field of air-bearing production.

The major factors driving the Air Bearings Market are the technological advancements that have led to the major component connections in the equipment surfaces. There are multiple applications of the same in the automotive and aviation industry. The same application comes in handy for wastewater, semiconductor, and the medical industry. There is a constant increase in the demand for the market due to the ongoing developments in the efficiency that the market provides. This includes the high-efficiency and low-cost production that the market offers. Due to this, there is also a diverted focus on automotive solutions.

However, there has been a certain disruption in the market supply chain. This is due to the impositions put on by the government post the pandemic that led to a disruption in the export and import of the raw materials.

COVID-19 Analysis

During COVID-19, all the global markets were running financially loss; among these air bearing market is also the one to face loss in every region. The demand for the product has decreased due to this pandemic; so aerospace industries have taken initiatives and different new strategies to globally uplift the air-bearing market. The COVID-19 has reduced the production of its product and decreased its demand for the product. Following this trend, the supply chain has stopped somewhere for a limited period.

Hence, the development authorities and government has taken some strategies to develop the entire business field in a concise period. The market has developed its plans and strategy involving many key players to their businesses. The government and key players have supported the air-bearing market's critical strategy to develop their position. As a result, the air bearing market has balanced its position in the global market and trying to improve its sales across the world.

Market Dynamics

  • Main drivers of the air bearing market

The principal driver of the global market is the aerospace bearings market industry. Other end users like aviation, automotive, medical, semiconductor, wastewater management sectors, etc., are contributing their efforts to the air bearing market. After breaking the pandemic situation, the air bearing market has gained the support of these industries and tried to grow all over the world. The air bearings market has used progressive strategies in sales to ensure the increment in the production rate.

Hence, the report explains that the new strategies are adopted by the air bearing market is about to reach its goal by 2023. The constant support of these key drivers has made it possible to grow the air bearing market.

  • Important opportunities for the market

The increasing demand of this market has shown the public demand over the products. The air bearing market has reached USD 7,265.8 million in the year 2017 and has planning to achieve more by adopting various strategies. According to the public demand, the air bearing industry has to recruit more key players as an excellent strategy to spread their businesses worldwide.

As a result, the market for air bearing is exploring all the vast areas of planning. After a long break of COVID-19, the global market has more opportunities to increase its sales and manufacturer list.

  • Market restraints

In the marketing field, there are always ups downs in the businesses. In some of the developing countries, high installation cost holds the global market. The major restrain faced by the air bearing industry is the recent year 2020. The COVID-19 has brought many losses in their businesses as no one can travel outside; the marketing has faced a major financial loss for the year.

As a result, the air bearing market has done proper planning with the involvement of key drivers to develop their sales and production on a large scale. The key drivers have increased their sales by using different strategies to overcome this pandemic situation.  

  • Growth rate challenges in the market

The air bearing industry might face issues and threats in the marketing field to reach all the world's regions. To cover up the entire regional segment, the air bearing market needs more players to support it in work. The air bearing market has adopted beneficial strategies to employ more key players in the global market to uplift their businesses.

Therefore, market report says the air bearing market has proper stability in the global market, and it is trying to0 reach all the remote areas of the countries with the help of key players.

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

The air bearing industry growth analysis is very important to know the growth and development in the global market. The air bearings market manufacturers have used various strategies to expand their business globally and have upgraded many new technologies in their managing system to do fast work. All the key players of the air-bearing market have adopted these strategies to overcome the pandemic's present situation.

The report explains that the global market strategies have given a proper understanding to the air bearing manufacturers to develop their businesses. Therefore, these strategies used by the worldwide market have made them overcome the COVID-19.

Value Chain Analysis

The market for air bearing has a high generation of market revenue in the global market in 2017. As the demand for the product is increasing day by day, the air bearing market has predicted to reach its market revenue size of USD 10,733 million for the forecast period of 2023. There are higher possibilities of the market to achieve its goal as the present growth rate is balanced.

Segment Overview

  • By Service

The air bearing market has provided their best products and services in keeping the needs of the customers. The new strategies adopted by the this market have included providing their best services.

The rotary air bearings have applications in precision metal tools, coordinate measuring machines, and high-speed machines. Due to these application features, its demand is increasing its value chain. The future prediction of the air bearing market can be accurate within its global area.

As a result, the air bearings design is more in demand, and providing services is most appreciated in the customer review.

  • By Type

According to the segmental classification, the market has divided into two types, i.e., Hydrostatic or Aerostatic and Hydrodynamic or Aerodynamic. The market manufacturers have more supplies of these two types.

As a result, the report explains that the distribution of these two types of air bearing market product demand is rising.

Regional Analysis

The regional classification of the air bearing market has a vast area as it is very famous and many people are aware of the air bearing products. Air bearing technology is more in demand in the countries like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and The Middle East & Africa. In a concise span period, the air bearing market has strengthened its position in the market. In the future, it has the aim to grow its base all across the world and planning to reach all the remote parts of these countries.

Therefore, the regional segmental study report has mentioned that the global market has maintained all of the regions, and the future prediction will also reach by 2023.

Competitive Landscape

The report talks about the key players such as:

  • APG-Neuros Inc.

  • Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc.

  • IBS Precision Engineering

  • Air Bearings Ltd.

  • Capstone Turbine Corporation

  • Leuven Air Bearings NV

  • Bladon Jets

  • Hot Air Systems, Inc.

  • Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON)

  • Many others

These major market players have contributed more to the market for air bearing and have more focus to improve theirs in businesses in this field. It has developed its competitive landscape and capacity. All the market players use air bearing strategies to promote their brands and expand their businesses.

Recent Developments

In April 2020, the Air Bearings firm Physikinstrumente launched the largest rotary equipment in the Air Bearings Market. The major reason behind the launch of the same was to replace the conventional mode of Air Bearings with an updated one. The A-688 model has many advantages over the older versions like scanning, alignment, and calibration, along with high-resolution encoders.

Report Overview

  • Market Overview

  • Research analysis based upon COVID 19

  • The Market Dynamics

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Market Segmentation

  • The Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape Analysis

  • Recent Developments

The report has focused on the global air bearing market's growth potential and generates market revenue.

The market segmentation table is as follows:

  • The global market, by service

  • precision metal tools,

  • coordinate measuring machines

  • high-speed machines

  • The global market, by type

  • Hydrostatic or Aerostatic

  • Hydrodynamic or Aerodynamic

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size is estimated to be USD 10,733 million by 2023.

The market can expand at a rate of 6.82% in the future.

The market is expected to observe the highest growth in Asia Pacific.

The main types of air bearings are hydrostatic/aerostatic as well as hydrodynamic/aerodynamic.

Some of the key market end-users are semiconductor, HVAC, microturbine, aviation, wastewater management, space, automotive, compressors, medical, and more.

North America has always generated more market revenue in the regional segment and the highest growth in the air-bearing market.

The growth rate of the air bearing market is 6.82% CAGR, which is highly admirable.

Global Air Bearings Market- Competitive Landscape

Market Research Future includes following key players for global air bearings market research study: Specialty Components Inc. (US), New Way Air Bearings (US), Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. (US), Xdot Engineering and Analysis, PLLC (US), Westwind Air Bearings (UK), OAV AIR BEARINGS (US Dover Motion (US), Air Bearings Ltd (UK), GAT - Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH (Germany), R&D Dynamics corporation (US), Nelson Air Corporation (US), and others.

Global market is highly fragmented with numerous regional players. The market share analysis is derived by considering various factors such as financial position, segmental R&D investment, product innovations, corporate strength, product portfolio, strategy analysis, and, key innovations in the market among other factors. The major players holding prominent position in the market are GAT - Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH (Germany), New Way Air Bearings (US), Westwind Air Bearings (UK) are among others.

According to MRFR analysis, GAT - Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH is currently leading the global air bearings market. GAT develops, manufactures, and markets rotary unions, torsion motors, slip rings, test rig components, and air bearings. It operates in various industrial applications including automation, automotive, hydropower, marine industry, medical industry, oil and gas, wind power, construction machinery and cranes, centrifuges, machine tools, and packaging machines. It operates in 3 business segments: rotary transmission solutions, components for economically efficient torsion test rigs, and aerostatic spindle and linear guide units. The company operates through 17 sales offices mainly in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. It focuses on product development and enhancement of product quality. The company is constantly responding to the ever-increasing demands of cutting-edge technology for perfection and reliability in production processes.

New Way Air Bearings is the second largest company offering air bearings. New Way Air Bearings is one of the major manufacturers of air bearings. Its business segments are components, mounting components, and customized technologies. The components segment includes air bars, flat rectangular air bearings, flat round air bearings, radial air bearings, air bushings, bonded bearings, linear slides, spherical air bearings, "t" series air spindles, thrust bushings, and vacuum preloaded air bearings. The firm operates through a global network of distributors and suppliers in the US and other nations. The other nations include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Netherlands. It focuses on mergers and acquisitions of small companies in order to enhance the revenue under the air bearing segments.

Westwind Air Bearings (UK) is the third largest company offering air bearings. Westwind Air Bearings is one of the leading manufacturers and designers of air bearing spindle systems. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Novanta, which is one of the leading global suppliers of core technology solutions. Novanta operates under three business segments, namely Photonics, Vision, and Precision Motion. Westwind air bearing spindles are offered under the precision motion segment. Its commitment to quality is the key strategy to the business. The company focuses on quality management standards, partnerships with customers and suppliers by enabling the quality to enhance design,