Urethane Bushings Manufacturers and Companies

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  • One vs Three Piece Vehicle Suspension

    Most vehicles use one kind of urethane bushing to help absorb shock in the suspension system. The bushings act as vibration and shock absorbers to absorb the impact of travel on the suspension bar. In most cases, there is a choice between two different types of suspension systems for vehicles. While many manufacturers choose to use the one-piece sway bar for suspension, other manufacturers choose to use the three-piece splined sway bar for extra suspension coverage. Each system has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it the right choice...

  • Rubber or Urethane Bushings?

    Not all vehicles bushings are created equal. Various manufactures create different bushings made from materials like rubber and urethane. Both rubber and urethane bushing pieces come standard on different vehicles on the market. Manufacturing companies can increase their business by offering multiple bushing materials to satisfy the needs of different customers. Many vehicle drivers swear that a urethane bushing set has a higher performance than one made of rubber. One car testing company wanted to compare the theory first hand. They took a 2009 Challenger R/T to a racetrack in...

  • Is Switching to Polyurethane Bushings Right for You?

    Polyurethane bushings are one alternative to automotive bushings made from synthetic or natural rubber. Polyurethane is usually harder than rubber, and offers different features and benefits than natural rubbers. If you are considering switching the bushing material in your automotive production, consider the potential benefits that polyurethane bushings can bring: Reduced temperature shrinkage: Rubber bushings can shrink in cold weather, completely transforming the size and shape of the bushing. This can be a problem where consistent shock absorbency in a vehicle is necessary to maintain the high performance level of...

  • The Automotive Shock Absorber

    An automotive is not a simple machine, but one that has a variety of parts that need to work together properly so that the vehicle does what it is supposed to do. The insides of an automotive are full of activity, much of it done by metallic and plastic parts that could clang and clash against each other if it weren't for the shock absorbers placed in strategic places throughout the system. These shock absorbers, which sometimes resemble gaskets because of their circular, doughnut-like shape, are known as bushings. Because...

  • The Transportation Composition: Urethane Bushings

    Have you ever traveled down the highway and wondered what was keeping together semi-trucks or holding together large trailers? If you think about it, if they were not held together, this could be dangerous for the people driving and yourself. Luckily for us, there is something that holds these large vehicles together. Polyurethane polymer, or urethane bushings are essentially the glue that we use to keep these modes of transportation safe and sound. This chemical compound is similar to rubber, it is stretchy and elastic. There are primarily three types...

  • Applications for Urethane Bushings

    Urethane bushings are specialized rubberized parts that are used primarily in automotive parts and industrial equipment. The polyurethane pieces help protect other mechanical parts and provide cushioning for certain moving machine parts. Many manufacturers prefer urethane bushings because they can be molded into a greater variety of designs and they have a higher load-bearing capacity. Polyurethane also has greater tear strength and a better compression set. Unlike natural rubber, polyurethane bushings are also resistant to grease, oil, abrasions, and ozone. This causes the bushings to last longer and provide a...

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Urethane Bushings

Urethane bushings are types of bearings used in automotive production as shock absorbers that maintain alignment and suspension components. Also known as urethane bushes, urethane bushings are a common form of plain bearing. In terms of shape, urethane bushings are ring-shaped products made of polyurethane, an elastomeric plastic resin containing organic elements and urethane.

Some common designs of urethane bushings include solid (both sleeve and flanged), split and clenched. Urethane bushings are primarily designed to remove friction and wear or constrict and retain motion of mechanical parts, and those made from urethane are specialized for vehicle production because they last longer and control movement better than alternatives such as rubber, but aren't as harsh on car parts as metal. Urethane bushings are made of hard, rigid plastics and used in high impact areas. Although the most common application for urethane bushings is in the automotive industry, other industries also utilize this molded product including industrial manufacturing, for use in the suspension of automation equipment and material handling machinery such as conveyor systems; agriculture, to be used in farming machinery such as combines, tractors and plows; and construction, for use in material handling equipment such as overhead cranes.

Urethane bumpers have many beneficial characteristics that cause them to offer improved performance as compared to rubber or metal bumpers. Some of these many advantages include increased longevity, increased density and decreased possibility of caster and camber change. Additional, other advantages of urethane bumpers include high resistance to cold flow, added responsiveness, improved control of suspension movement, increased durability and exceptional strength and heat, cold and friction-resistance. Although there are many advantages to urethane bumpers versus rubber or metal bumpers, there are also some disadvantages. The main drawback of using urethane bushings compared to rubber or metal is the noise – specifically, the squeaking. This is easily combated by applying a lubricant, either regular grease or special urethane grease, which lasts longer. Urethane bushings are made from high performance polymers and often have friction-reducing additives. They are made through a process called reaction injection molding (RIM). During RIM, a polyisocyanate component and the polyurethane resin are injected into a mold, react and dry, creating bushings of different strengths, textures and colors. Each urethane bushing needs to be individually fitted during installation for optimal performance.

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