Category: Babbitt Metals

The Advantages of Using Babbitt in Wire Form

You may have heard that Babbitt alloys are commonly used for ball bearings, but did you also know that it can be used as metal wire for spray applications. When Babbitt is used in a spray application, the deposition rate and speed are increased, resulting in faster production, less waste and less cost. Benefits of…

Smooth operation

Choosing the right Babbitt alloy helps to increase a bearing’s useful life Reliable machine operation depends on a properly working bearing assembly. If there is a failure within the bearing, such as a decrease in lubrication, the resulting heat from friction can not only decrease the life of the bearing but also cause equipment to…

Keep on rolling

Babbitt metals ensure machinery runs smoothly Bearings play an integral role in machine efficiency by reducing friction between moving parts. The earliest recorded examples of bearing usage date back to the Romans, and in the year 1500, Leonardo da Vinci sketched a design for a helicopter that incorporated ball bearings. Today, common types of bearings…