Bushings or shoulder washers have a cylindrical shape with one end widened to create a more prominent edge. This enlarged portion is called the flange, and the remaining tube-like structure that extends to the other end is called the shank. The shank is hollow and can be threaded internally if necessary. The shank is generally inserted into an assembly to provide added support to a rotating shaft, while the flange serves to stabilize the part in place. Bushings allow adjacent components to move without transferring vibrations to the rest of the unit. They can also be used to fasten and provide required spacing.
CAD files for stock and standard bushings are available for download in MW OnDemand.
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MW Components specializes in custom bushing manufacturing. Our 30 plus facilities stock various standard and specialty materials, house state-of-the-art equipment devoted to a variety of primary and secondary manufacturing and finishing services, and maintain many industry-specific certifications. We even offer additional assistance with design, prototyping, and tooling as required, ensuring that a suitable component is produced based on your needs and specifications.
Bushings are commonly produced using stainless steel; however, they can be made from a variety of materials including brass, copper, Delrin, and nylon to name a few. Standard sizes generally range from 010” to 3″ Shank Length & 1/16” to 1″ internal diameter.
Related Manufacturing Services
In addition to standard engineering and manufacturing services, we offer various additional services which can be performed at your request.
- CAD Modeling
- Design for Manufacturability
MW produces bushings made from a variety of standard and specialty materials. Some examples of commonly requested materials used to make our bushings include the below:
- Phenolic (Linen & Paper)
- Polycarbonate (Lexan)
- Stainless Steel
Available applicable certifications include: