We offer the full range, of inch & metric sleeve bushing. Manufactures bushings used in die sets, metal stamping dies, molds, special machines, and heavy equipment of all types. Common names for bushings include solid, sleeve, journal, and plain bearings. Sleeve bearings consist of metal, graphite, or lubricated sleeves that reduce vibrations and noise by absorbing friction between two moving … Self Lubricating Composite Bearing Bushing Sleeve Steel Bearings Various Sizes. Two common designs of sleeve bushing s are flanged and cylindrical bushes. Flanged sleeve bearings consist of a protruding flange at one end of the sleeve that provides a plain bearing surface for an axial load, while a cylindrical bush has straight od and id and is flush inside the housing.