Ryan, James J. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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A removable metal lining, usually in the form of a bearing to carry a shaft. Generally a bushing is a small bearing in the form of a cylinder and is made of soft metal or graphite-filled sintered material. Bushings are also used as cylindrical liners for holes to preserve the dimensional requirements, such as in the guide bearings in jigs and fixtures for drilling holes in machine parts. See also: Cylinder
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