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Bronze bearings vs brass bearings

  1. Dec 29, 2009 #1
    Hi I'm Roy, 23 from New Zealand and doing an apprenticeship in Maintenance and Diagnostics in Mechanical Engineering.

    I have a question to solve but the information I'm provided with doesn't have an answer.

    I have to provide the typical application usage and also a product or component that bronze and brass bearings (separately) are used for.

    I've used bronze bearings a lot but have no experience with brass ones. I've written that they might be cheaper but take lighter loads than bronze bearings. Is this correct? Also are they used for the same components as bronze bearings but just for lighter loads?

    Edit: Sorry just seen there is a homework type section I should have posted this in. This is the first time I've used this forum.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
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