Steels. Metallurgy of steels. Selection. Pearlitic. Martensitic. Stainless. Tool. Bearing. Manganese. Selecting steels for mining and construction industries. 2. Copper Base Bearing Materials. Tin bronzes. Leaded tin bronzes. Copper lead. Aluminum bronze. Manganese bronze. Beryllium copper. Porous bronzes. Bearing properties of copper base materials. Gear bronzes. Electrical contacts. 3. Soft Metal Bearing Materials. Soft metals. Babbitts or whitemeal. Alloy selection and design. Zinc bearing alloys. Gold, silver and indium. 4. Cast Iron. Properties of cast irons. Metallurgy. Heat treatment. Surface hardening. Wear properties. High alloy. 5. Carbon Graphite. Usage in tribology. Wear of carbon graphite. Mechanical seals. Sleeve bearings. Thrust bearings and vanes. Carbon brushes. 6. Ceramics and Special Alloys. Ceramics. Structure and properties. Ceramic tools. Rolling contact bearings. Cermets. Glasses Refractory metals and alloys. Super alloys. Materials for nuclear reactors. 7. Polymeric Materials. Properties of polymers. Design of plastic bearings. Plastics used in tribology. Elastomers-rubber. Properties of elastomers. Design of elastomer bearings. Types of elastomers. Wear of rubber. References. Appendix. Index.