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Which is better for bushing brass or bronze?

Update:20 Jun
The choice between brass and bronze for bushings depends on the specific application requirements and environmental conditions. Both brass and bronze have their own characteristics and advantages. Here's a comparison:

    Brass Bushings:

    Brass is an alloy primarily composed of copper and zinc. It is known for its relatively low friction properties and good corrosion resistance.
    Brass bushings are generally softer and more malleable compared to bronze bushings. This can make them suitable for applications where self-lubrication or easy machining is desired.
    Brass bushings are often used in low-load and low-speed applications, such as in electrical equipment, plumbing fixtures, or small machinery.
    However, brass may not be as durable or wear-resistant as bronze, so it may not be suitable for high-load or high-speed applications.

    Bronze Bushings:

    Bronze is an alloy primarily composed of copper, with various additions such as tin, aluminum, or other elements. It offers excellent wear resistance, strength, and durability.
    Bronze bushings are known for their high load-bearing capacity and resistance to wear, making them suitable for heavy-duty and high-load applications.
    Bronze bushings are commonly used in applications such as automotive engines, heavy machinery, industrial equipment, and bearings.
    Bronze bushings are often preferred in environments with high temperatures, abrasive conditions, or where lubrication may be limited.

MQ-090 MQ-092 Bronze Wrapped Bushing

1.the advantages of light weight and low cost,for compact application,easy fitting;
2.oil pockets stored oil or grease, then the time for apply oil is extended over 5 times than the ones of general copper sleeve;
3 extremely high bearing capacity, especially can match the shafts with rough surfaces;
4 high heat dissipation, small expansion coefficient, stable use, long service life;
5.Excellent wear resistance with lower friction;
6.Chemical resistance.

In summary, brass bushings are suitable for low-load and low-speed applications where easy machining and corrosion resistance are important. Bronze bushings, on the other hand, excel in high-load, heavy-duty applications requiring wear resistance and durability. It's crucial to consider the specific requirements of your application, including load, speed, environmental conditions, and budget, when choosing between brass and bronze bushings. Consulting with an engineer or a specialist in the field can help determine the most suitable material for your specific needs.

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