What Is a Steel Bushing?

When steel bushing bearings are sold, they may be called bushing bushings. A bearing is a metal disk used to retain the shaft of a wheel. The bearing is rotated and the shaft and wheel move away from each other by the load it has placed on it.


Bushing bushings come in a variety of shapes and sizes. As with all manufacturing processes, the term bushing comes from the original application of bearing bushings. For example, a boring process involves the filling of a ball with filler such as steel to form a ring-shaped cavity.


Once a ball is formed, the filler is threaded into the ball. There are a variety of different methods of filling the ball. Most commonly, a ball is bored into a flat plate that has been placed over the ball. This makes a hole in the plate that can be drilled and filled with a filler. This method of filling is referred to as ball-bearing drilling.


A ball that is not too large to fit into a hole that is already there is called ball-bearing boring. Ball bearing bushings are used in a variety of applications.


Turning is the act of turning a fixed object from one direction to another. Bushing bushings are a type of turning mechanism for a wheel hub. They help a wheel hub to turn more efficiently by alleviating any unwanted stress on the wheel hub.


Using steel sleeve bushings means that the weight of the wheel hub does not have to bear the same tension as in ball-bearing design. In this way the steel bushing acts as a spring that acts to resist the tension on the shaft of the wheel hub. As a result, a smoother, easier, and more efficient rotation of the wheel hub occurs.


A further application of steel bushing turning are blade bushings. Blade bushings are also used on fork shafts and bladed gearboxes. Steel bushing turning are used in hydraulic systems to help prevent water from getting under the gearbox components.


Finally, steel bushing bushings are used in hydraulic turbine blades. Hydraulic turbine blades use blades and shafts that rotate as a unit. By supporting the shaft, a steel bushing helps to keep the shaft from running away from the wheel hub as it rotates.