Automotive Bearing Tubes
Our full range of bearing tubes and net-shaped rings, either hot or cold-rolled, are available with optional heat finishes, including peeling and cold-pilgering. Our Smartube line is a cost-effective solution that adapts to your manufacturing equipment and simplifies your supply chain logistics.
Automotive bearing tubes
We are a leader in the production of seamless high-precision hot and cold shaped tubes and net shaped rings. Our products benefit from our long-established state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, high-quality steel, unique heat treatment and finishing lines. Suitable for passenger, commercial and heavy-duty vehicles.
Traditional bearing tubes
We supply our customers with high-quality hot and cold-rolled tubes and cuts, according to specifications. Our exclusive cold-rolling process helps reduce eccentricities and increase tolerances. As a result, our tubes generate less scrap during machining, optimizing our customers’ global performance. We also offer optional heat finishes, including peeling and cold-pilgering.
Smartube was invented by Vallourec’s Bearing Tubes team to offer an effective and competitive alternative to turned rings. Smartubes are fully compatible with our customers’ manufacturing equipment and our proximity to customers simplifies supply chain logistics. Capitalizing on both our team’s technical strength and its supply chain expertise, Smartube’s hot rolling operations are performed in our Mülheim tube mill, while heat treatment and finishing take place at our Montbard plant.
- Ideal for automotive industry
- Hot and cold rolling
- Optional heat finishes
- High-quality steel
- Customized logistics
- Cost-effective solutions
Our bearing tube grades
- Grade 3
- Grade 10
- Grade 24
We offer tailored solutions to your specific requirements for a nearly gapless size range.