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Headquarters: Princeton, NJ, USA.

Founded in 1964, OAV initially specialized in manufacturing machine components. However, in 2001, the company shifted its focus to the aerospace and defense industries, which ultimately led to securing its position within the precision-bearing industries and other high-sensitive applications. OAV's commitment to frictionless and high-speed precision motion applications resulted in the development of the Thrust Air Bearing and the OAV Roller Air Bearing. In 2013, OAV expanded its product line to include over 1000 frictionless bearing products and components, demonstrating its dedication to serving customers with the utmost quality.
Today, OAV is recognized as a leading manufacturer of advanced air-bearing technology and motion systems. Its vast experience with aerospace, military specifications, materials, and top engineers makes its products unmatched in the industry.  
OAV exports to over 100 different countries around the world. OAV continues to deliver superior products and services to its customers.

Lockheed Martin is a client of OAV
Ford is a client of OAV
princeton university is a client of OAV
Space X is a client of OAV
Siemens is a client of OAV
Honeywell is a client of OAV
3M is a client of OAV
boeing is a client of OAV
Bosch is a client of OAV
exxon is a client of OAV
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a client of OAV
NASA is a client of OAV
L3 technologies is a client of OAV

OAV Air Bearings is trusted by the most prestigious institutions and labs around the world.

Our mission is to provide our clients the highest quality frictionless air bearings possible. We achieve this by engineering innovation through DESIGN, quality testing, and 24/7 support.


We promote innovation and entrepreneurial ideas in and outside of our company. We encourage clients to seek us out for guidance and partnership on their projects.


We prototype and test every product to ensure that we are consistently providing the highest quality air bearings in the market.


We are located throughout the world and deliver our products in a timely manner. 


We take pride on being available to answer any of our clients technical questions.

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