GGB frequently asked questions relating to plain bearings and self-lubricating bushings

What is the Difference between Bearings & Bushings?

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A bushing is one classification of the overall category of bearings.

A bushing is a thin tube or sleeve that allows relative motion by sliding (our type), as compared to rolling. A bushing might also be called a sleeve bearing. However, the term sleeve bushing would be redundant. Thus, a bushing is a bearing, but a bearing is not necessarily a bushing type.

A bearing is the general term for something that allows relative motion between two components, surfaces, etc.
Learn more about what a bearing is.

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