Many bearing materials offer promising individual properties to meet particular service requirements, but the bronzes offer the broadest range of applicability. These alloys have high hardness they are used in high-load, low-speed applications such as trunnion bearings, gear bushings for off-road vehicles, rolling-mill bearings, and in internal combustion engines for connecting-rod bearings, valve guides and starters. Copper is an excellent material for interior design and for creation of home accessories. It offers endless possibilities for working, either in its pure state or through its alloys such as brass and bronze. Highly malleable, ductile and durable, it provides an appealing chromatic look, thanks to its wide palette ranging from red to brown to green. Its strong identity and multi-millennial tradition are added to its aesthetic and technical potential, so architects and contemporary designers like it and create avant-garde items.