High Performance Bearings Without Lead

Federal-Mogul innovated a product and a production process that replaced bearings that were made of lead bronze in an unchanged manner for over 50 years. The new lead free bearings for high performance engines are made of an alloy of copper nickel silicon and have allowed Federal-Mogul to become the market leader with a complete lead fee material portfolio. The new lead free tri-metal bearing family started mass production in 2008. Today more than 110 different engine variants are equipped with the lead free Federal Mogul bearings. Finally the new substrate material is compatible with all existing coating technologies including electroplating, physical vapor deposition and polymer coating.