Bushings (a.k.a. Plain Bearings and Sleeve Bearings)

BushingsBushings (also referred to as plain bearings, plane bearings, sleeve bearings or linear sleeve bushings) operate with sliding motion between the moving surfaces. Bushings are selected based on the velocity and the applied load. Maintenance-free bushings do not require additional lubrication to operate. AST supplies more than 3,000 different high-quality bushing models made from a variety materials including all metal, plastics, and composite materials.

AST’s bushings can be divided into three main categories based upon lubrication and material makeup. Click on any of the below to read more about them:

AST Bearings offers a variety of metal bushings including brass bushings, steel bushing, & bronze bushings. If you already know which type of metal bushing is right for your application, you can quickly navigate to it below for more information:

Composite Self-Lubricating Bushings / Plain Bearings

Metallic Self-Lubricating Bushings / Plain Bearings

Plastic Compound Bushings / Plain Bearings / Sleeve Bearings

If you need help in selecting the best metal bushing for your particular application, please remember that design engineering and application assistance are available from AST as part of our value-added services designed to make your job easier.

Bushing (Plain/Sleeve Bearing) White Papers and Articles

There are a number of technical papers on this website found in our Resource Center about steel, brass, bronze, metallic, and plastic compound bushings (plain bearings). Some of them are listed below:

Metal Bushings Online Catalog

AST Bearings' comprehensive bushings catalog(plain bearings catalog) contains detailed specifications and 3D CAD models for 3,278 different bushings in 12 categories. Click here to go to our online catalog and product specifier for all of our metal bushing bearings including free 3D CAD model downloads.

Full Line Bushing Catalog & CAD Library

AST Bearings is proudly presenting our new certificates for both the NJ and CA locations: AST Bearings’ ISO 9001:2015 Certificates

To learn more about what the ISO 9001 standard is, the differences between the 2015 and 2008 versions, and how AST verifies customer satisfaction: Learn About AST Bearings’ certification to ISO 9001:2015

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