Babbitter

Line bearing surfaces of metal workpieces with babbitts to reduce friction.

What does a Babbitter do?

Lines bearing surfaces of metal workpieces with babbitt to reduce friction and wear: Melts metal in pot or ladle. Positions workpiece in fixture, and heats with torch. Pours molten metal from ladle or pot into fixture. Smooths and shapes bearing surfaces to match contours, using hand scraper. May apply acid to workpiece and dip it in molten tin to coat surface preparatory to babbitting.