The terms "grommet" and "bushing" are open in terms of their meaning, and depending on their application, but typically both words refer to a piece of material - usually circular in shape - that provides a buffer between two areas that can serve many different purposes, from insulation to vibration resistance to protection from abrasion and friction. In our industry, it's typically that last definition that applies to grommets and bushings. But are they all the same? Of course not! So, what sets each type apart? Let's dig into this topic and find out.