About Us
Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd was born of a long legacy of excellence in manufacturing.

In 1970, the late Shri V. P. Patel founded the company VBW, for the manufacturing of bronze casting and bronze bearings for agricultural machines. The success of VBW led to the formation of its affiliate company, IBW. With IBW, Patel expanded into the industrial and marine engineering sectors, supplying tin-based Babbitt bearings and bushing for industrial, marine and agricultural engines.

With two companies already running successfully, the Patel family decided to further solidify their presence in the manufacturing industry. In 1990, with only eight employees and 700 square metres of space, they opened a fully-automatic plant for the production of custom-made bi-metallic bearings and bushing. This company was known as Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd. The raw materials unit for Hi-bond Bearings was christened Hi-bond Strips Pvt. Ltd.
Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd quickly became the much sought-after developer, producer and supplier of a wide range of high-quality bearings and bushing for the mechanical engineering and manufacturing industries. It became the go-to company for the very finest plain shaft engine bearings and bushing. The 1990s brought steady growth and recognition to Hi-bond as one of the very best in its segment – a position and responsibility that the Patel family strives to maintain to this day.

Now, with over a 100 employees, and a 2,400 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Rajkot, Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd has established itself as a leading producer of thin-walled and thick-walled bi-metal and tri-metal bearings, bushings, and thrust washers. These products are used for a variety of products – cars, trucks, tractors and other automobiles; compressors, gas turbines, earth movers, pumps, agricultural engines, diesel engines, railway engines, marine, and other heavy-duty engines. The production of consistently high quality materials, on-time delivery, affordable pricing, and a robust sales network has made Hi-bond an internationally recognisable name in over 30 countries, including the UK, Europe, North and South America, the Middle-east, Far-east, Asia Pacific and Russia.

The story of Hi-bond is the story of success through tireless dedication and excellence. Over 30 years of experience has paved the way to the leading position Hi-bond commands in the manufacturing market today. Hi-bond an ISO 9001-2008 Certified (by German Independent Testing Lab TUV) company, that runs like a well-oiled machine, delivering perfection and precision in manufacturing. Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of bi-metal and tri-metal manufacturing to deliver the very best for their ever-expanding roster of clients.


Hi-Bond Bearings and Bushes
Our Product is mainly used in Cars, Trucks, Diesel Engines, Tractors, Railways, Earth Movers, Compressors, Generators Etc.
Product Range




Playing a meaningful role in your engine
Product Applications
Millions of people are on the move everyday, whether on the road, in the air or on the water. All of them put their trust in the reliability, quality and safety of their transportation means. As a manufacturer of high quality engine and vehicle component building this trust is our primary AIM with wide range of Bearings & Bushes, Hibond covers all applications and purposes in the area of;
  • AGRICULTURAL ENGINES
  • AUTOMOBILES PETROL & DIESEL ENGINES
  • GENERATORS
  • HEAVY TRUCKS
  • HEAVY EARTH MOVERS
  • LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ( Lcv's )
  • PASSENGER CARS
  • RAILWAYS
These engine Bearings & Bushes are available in all usual sizes and basic materials.
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Good quality parts make for great machines, and excellent business.

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ALLOY FORM SAE REFERENCE METALLOGRAPHS FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS
CAST BABBITT SAE - 14 This lead base babbitt is soft, excellent embeddability for relative
applications, minimum lubrication, good resistance, low fatigue resistance
and has been used for many years in lower load application.
  SAE - 15 This lead base babbitt has a good bearing performance, good
embeddability and has been used for many years in lower lead application.
  SAE - 12 This tin base babbitt has good sliding properties, conformability and
high toughness; good embeddability suitable for high sliding velocities
in the hydrodynamic range, mean load, impact stress at low frequency
insensitive to reversed bending stress.
CAST COPPER LEAD
SAE - 793 Increased hardness and wear resistance. Increasing the load content
improves the tolerance of poor alignment and intermittent lubrication.
  SAE - 792 This material is best suited for bushings and washers subjected to high
impact and vibratory loads. In most cases. it operates best with
hardened shaft.
  SAE - 49 High fatigue strength, normally platted with an overlay when used in
bearing application and in this from may be operated with hard or soft
shafts, susceptible to corrosion by degraded oil when not overlay plated.
  SAE - 794 High fatigue strength and shock resistance, suitable for high speed shafts,
oscillanting or rotating motion hard shaft desirable, normally overlay
plated when used in bearing application.
SINTERED COPPER
LEAD
SAE - 792 This material is best suited for bushings and washers subjected to high
impact and vibratory loads. In most cases. it operates best with
hardened shaft.
  SAE - 49 This is a bearing material designed exclusively for high load. The material
is plated with a unique trimetal overlay and nickel dam.
  SAE - 794 This material is employed for bushings and thrust washers applications
subjected to intermediate impacts and vibratory loads. It has certain
degree of embeddability and it is suitable for higher speed of load.
CLAD ALUMINIUM SAE - 783 This aluminium clad has good fatigue resistance, good surface behavior,
excellent corrosion resistance, intermediate to heavy load, main con.rod
bearing, thrust washer and wrapped bushes for hard and soft shafts.
CAST ALUMINIUM
(SOLID)

SAE - 770 This material having a high fatigue strength, good corrosion resistance
and conformability is used with hard shafts.

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ALLOY REFERENCE
ALLOY FORM SAE REFERENCE Pb
(LEAD )
Sn (TIN) Cu
(COPPER)
Sb
(ANTIMONY)
As
(ARSENIC)
Ni
(NICKEL)
Al
(ALUMINIUM)
Si
(ILICON)
Zn
(ZINK)
Fe
(IRON)
CAST BABIT
LEAD BASED WHITE METAL SAE - 14 BALANCE 8.0 - 10.0 0.8 - 1.20 13.0 - 15.0 0.4 - 0.7 0.05 - 0.15        
LEAD BASED WHITE METAL SAE - 15 BALANCE 0.9 - 1.25 0.6 MAXIMUM 14.5 - 15.5 0.8 - 1.2          
TIN BASED WHITE METAL SAE - 12 0.35
Maximum
BALANCE 2.5 - 3.5 6.5 - 7.5            
CAST COPPER LEAD
COPPER LEAD SAE - 793 8 - 10 4 - 6 BALANCE 0.5 MAXIMUM   2.0 MAXIMUM     2.0 MAXIMUM  
COPPER LEAD SAE - 792 9 - 11 9 - 11 BALANCE 0.5 MAXIMUM   0.5 MAXIMUM     0.75 MAXIMUM  
COPPER LEAD   18 - 24 1.5 - 3.0 BALANCE     1.5 MAXIMUM     1.00 MAXIMUM 0.70 MAXIMUM
COPPER LEAD   19 - 24 1.8 - 2.8 BALANCE             0.25 MAXIMUM
COPPER LEAD SAE - 49 21 - 27 1.75 -2.75 BALANCE              
COPPER LEAD SAE - 794 23 - 27 2 - 4 BALANCE              
SINTERED COPPER LEAD
COPPER LEAD SAE - 792 9 - 11 9 - 11 BALANCE 0.5 MAXIMUM   0.5 MAXIMUM     0.75 MAXIMUM  
COPPER LEAD SAE - 49 21 - 27 1.75 -2.75 BALANCE              
COPPER LEAD SAE - 794 23 - 27 2 - 4 BALANCE              
CLAD ALUMINIUM
ALUMINUM TIN SAE - 783   17.5 -22.5 0.7 - 1.3       BALANCE 0.5 MAXIMUM   0.5 MAXIMUM
CAST ALUMINIUM ( SOLID )
ALUMINUM TIN SAE - 770   5.5 -7.5 0.7 - 1.3     0.7 - 1.3 BALANCE 0.7 MAXIMUM   0.7 MAXIMUM
OVERLAY PLATING
LEAD TIN SAE - 191 BALANCE 8 - 12                
LEAD TIN COPPER SAE - 192 BALANCE 8 - 12 2 - 3              
STEEL REFERENCE
STEEL SAE REFERENCE C Mn P S            
MILD STEEL SAE - 1008 0.1 MAXIMUM 0.3 - 0.5 0.04 MAXIMUM 0.05 MAXIMUM            
MILD STEEL SAE - 1010 0.05 - 0.13 0.55 MAXIMUM 0.04 MAXIMUM 0.05 MAXIMUM            

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MATERIAL CHARCTERISTICS MATERIAL REFERENCE