Category: Babbitt Metals

Selecting the Appropriate Babbitt Alloy

Babbitt metals are either lead or tin based, and the metal makes excellent bearings that are easy to pour as a DIY project. However, before you pour your bearings, you must select the correct babbitt metal in order to ensure your engine or piece of machinery operates correctly and efficiently. If you know the composition…

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How to Pour Babbitt Bearings

Do you have old babbitt bearings that need to be replaced? Babbitt is a special type of metal that was designed for use as bearings due to its heat resistance and durability. The metal is normally comprised of varying percentages of copper, antimony, lead, arsenic and tin. The exact percentages vary, according to the grade….

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…