A bi-metallic journal bearing assembly 200 is provided for an associated pump. The bearing assembly 200 includes a sleeve 210 formed of a first metal, and having at least one sleeve opening 212, 214; and at least one insert 220 formed from a different second metal with the insert 220 being received in the at least one sleeve opening 212, 214. The sleeve 210 is preferably formed using an additive manufacturing process, typically 3D printing. The insert 220 and/or a separate face plate 250 are preferably form

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