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This paper presents the hardness and friction characteristics of pb-free pin-bush bearing metal, which is manufactured by a centrifugal casting technology. A bronze metal with a high hardness and low friction properties is usually used for Diesel engine pin-bush bearing and high pressure cylinder. Pb-free metal for pin-bush bearings shows a little high hardness of 120 Hv compared with that of a conventional Pb bearing metal of 100~110 Hv. In general, the friction coefficient of pin-bush bearings is affected by a rotating speed and a load for various rubbing contact modes. But a contact load is more influential parameter when the contact rubbing mode transits from a mixed lubrication to a dry friction contact. The experimental result shows that the friction coefficient is more unstable at the dry contact mode compared with that of other two rubbing modes such as oil film contact and mixed friction conditions.