JD's is not your typical babbitt shop. Everything is centrifugally cast giving you a better bearing. This includes tilt pads. Once the pads are final machined, we blue check to a mandrel for contact and build and grind shims to set your pads to the proper clearance. This includes any design offsets that you require. Every tilt pad will meet your UT / PT requirments. For any copper/chrome alloy products, we have a procedure to achieve long term bonding without sudden and complete disbond.