Commonly used materials for sliding contact bearings are:
  1. Tin Base Babbitt
  2. Lead Base Babbitt
  3. Lead Bronze
  4. Aluminum alloys
  5. Silver Lead deposited
The various materials are used in practice depending upon the requirement of actual service conditions. The Choice of material for any application must represent a compromise. The Following table shows the comparison of some of the properties of more common metallic material.