Landing Gear Bushes
AMETEK SMP has led the industry in the production of Pfinodal® (C72900) with superior bearing properties. Our production processes and heat treatments combine to ensure the high hardness required in a bearing material for bearing sleeves and bushings. The material has been in use for 20 years under patent numbers 5527113 and 5552106 for rock bit bearing applications before the aerospace industry also moved towards these materials for their anti-galling, low friction and high hardness characteristics.
AMETEK SMP has offered turnkey bearing products for the oil and gas industry for decades and can offer the same level of high quality finished products for aerospace applications, specifically in landing gear operation. Alternatively, AMETEK offers unfinished bar and near net shape tube products off-the-shelf as machining bar.