North America Plain Bearing Market Outlook, 2028

The North America plain bearing market was valued at USD 3 Billion in 2022, driben by rise in automotive industry.

The plain bearings market in North America is expanding significantly. Various end-use industries drive the market. Increased investments in infrastructure, new industrial projects, and heavy machinery development in the region have bolstered market growth. The growing demand for motor vehicles in the region is the key reason driving the growth of the North American continent. Furthermore, increased demand for plain bearings in the defence and aerospace sectors is boosting market expansion. Furthermore, technical advancements are making plain bearings more robust, which are aiding market expansion in North America. Furthermore, innovative materials are being used to improve performance and longevity. The region places a high value on research and development, which has resulted in the development of novel bearing materials such as self-lubricating composites, thermoplastics, and advanced alloys. These materials are well-suited for demanding applications due to their better wear resistance, decreased friction, and increased durability. Furthermore, North America is recognised for its strong industrial capabilities and cutting-edge technologies. Precision machining, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, automated production lines, and quality control systems are used by plain bearing producers in the region. These procedures allow for the manufacture of high-quality, precise, and dependable plain bearings. Coatings and surface treatments have been employed to enhance the performance and longevity of plain bearings in North America. These treatments include the application of specialized coatings like PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) or DLC (diamond-like carbon) on bearing surfaces. These coatings reduce friction, minimize wear, and provide superior resistance to harsh operating conditions. In addition, advances in design and geometry have improved the load distribution and performance characteristics of plain bearings. Engineers have been able to produce bearings with optimised forms, contact areas, and load-bearing capacities thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA) techniques. Plain bearings with improved design and geometry provide lower friction, more load-carrying capacity, and higher stability. According to the research report, “North America Plain Bearing Market, Outlook, 2028", published by Bonafide Research, the market was valued at USD 3 Billion in 2022. The automobile industry in North America is prospering, with major automakers, suppliers, and aftermarket organisations. The region is well-known for its high levels of manufacturing and technological advancements in the automotive industry. Plain bearing demand in North America is being driven by factors such as rising vehicle production, technological advancements in vehicle design, the emergence of electric vehicles, and a need for improved fuel efficiency. As the emphasis on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency grows, plain bearings with low friction, high efficiency, and eco-friendly qualities are being developed. Sensor and condition monitoring system integration in plain bearings is also gaining traction. These technologies allow for real-time monitoring of bearing performance, temperature, and vibration, enabling predictive maintenance and increased operational efficiency. Another major innovation in the North American plain bearing market is the adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. This technique enables the manufacture of complicated bearing designs as well as customised solutions, providing increased design freedom and cost-effectiveness. In addition, the sector is experiencing growing connectivity and the integration of plain bearings with IoT technologies. Bearings with Internet of Things capabilities give real-time data on performance and operating conditions, enabling preventive maintenance and optimising machine operations. North America's plain bearing business encourages collaboration among producers, suppliers, end users, and regulatory organisations. Trade groups, industrial consortiums, and standardisation organisations collaborate to create common standards, share expertise, and push technical progress. This collaborative approach encourages innovation, assures best practises, and promotes to the general growth of the region's plain bearing sector.

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Based on type, the market is bifurcated into journal, linear, thrust, Angular contact and other). The journal type of plain bearing contributed the largest market share of plain bearing market of North America in 2022. This is mostly due to increased demand for journal bearings from various end-use sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and many others. Furthermore, journal plain bearings offer great strength and shock resistance. These bearings contain no rolling elements. These bearings perform well in heavily loaded systems with adequate clearance and lubrication. Journal bearings can be designed to incorporate self-lubricating features, reducing the need for external lubrication systems. This simplifies maintenance requirements and reduces operational costs. Self-lubricating journal bearings are particularly beneficial in applications where continuous lubrication may be difficult or impractical. The distribution channel of the market includes OEM and Aftermarket. OEM is leading the market of plain bearing in North America. OEMs have stringent quality standards and specifications for the components used in their products. By working directly with plain bearing manufacturers, OEMs can closely monitor and control the quality of the bearings incorporated into their machinery or equipment. This control over the supply chain helps ensure that the bearings meet the required quality standards and performance criteria. During the forecast period it is anticipated that Aftermarket channel is expected highest CAGR of the market. United States accounted for the largest market of plain bearing in North America. The United States has a strong and diverse industrial foundation that includes industries like automotive, aerospace, energy, machinery, and construction. These industries rely largely on plain bearings for their operations, which are driving the country's plain bearing demand. The size and strength of the US industrial sector contribute to the country's largest market share for plain bearings. Furthermore, the US has a vast and vibrant economy that drives industrial growth and investment. The stable economy, favourable business environment, and improved consumer purchasing power all contribute to increased demand for products and services across industries, including plain bearings. The United States' strong economic circumstances support its greatest market share in the plain bearing business. Furthermore, the US has ongoing infrastructure development in industries such as building, electricity, and transportation. These developments necessitate a significant demand for plain bearings for cranes, heavy machinery, turbines, and pumps. The country's emphasis on infrastructure development contributes to increased demand for simple bearings. Considered in this report • Geography: North America • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028

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Aspects covered in this report • North America Plain Bearing market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise Plain Bearing market analysis • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Countries Covered in the report: • United States • Canada • Mexico By Type: • Journal • Linear • Thrust • Angular Contact • Other

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By Application: • Automotive • Industrial • Aerospace • Others (Railway, Agriculture, etc.) By Distribution Channel: • OEM • Aftermarket The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience: This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Plain Bearing industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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