White metal/Babbits

Johnson Metall has billets for its own casting, but is able to offer casting and machining of bearing solutions using white metal.

White metal (also known as Babbits)


An alloy comprising tin, lead and antimony, often with small copper additives.

White-metal grades differ in terms of their tin and lead contents. Differences in composition cause different properties.

White-metal bearings used to be in general use as machine bearings, but have now mostly been replaced by bronze bearings.


This material is still used in big machines with high sliding speeds that at the same time require vibration-free operation.

  • Segment axial bearings
  • Bearing halves
  • Cylindrical bearings
  • Block bearings for generators, machine tools

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