Moulded parts and sliding elements from KS PERMAGLIDE®

KS PERMAGLIDE® plain bearings are made from metal-plastic composite materials. The combination of steel, non-ferrous metals and polymers creates materials with excellent tribological characteristics. The composite, multi-layered materials have a high rigidity and viscosity thanks to the steel back and very good sliding properties thanks to the sliding layer structure of bronze and polymers.

KS PERMAGLIDE® materials are used to make sheets in thicknesses of 0.5 mm to 3 mm on high-volume machines as primary materials. The sheets can be used to make sliding elements from KS PERMAGLIDE® in a wide range of designs using all conventional sheet metal processing methods.

The conventional machining options for KS PERMAGLIDE® materials include
  • Cutting blanks, e.g. with a plate shear
  • Drilling and sinking, e.g. mounting holes
  • Nibbling or punching moulded parts
  • Reshaping through bending, edging and deep drawing
  • Rolling large bushes
  • Shaping through water jet cutting or high precision cutting
  • Milling of grooves and recesses

Motorservice offers a wide range of special shapes to suit your requirements, e.g. for machining moulded parts. Machining is carried out according to the high quality standards of the automotive industry with tolerances in accordance with DIN ISO 3547 or more precise. The Motorservice sales team can advise you on the design, material selection and quality of your other designs.

Caution when cutting at high temperatures!

High temperatures cause burns to the cut surfaces. The carbon deposits can be abrasive! Clean the cut surfaces carefully if necessary.

Caution during water jet cutting!

The cutting takes place on the jet side to prevent the sliding layer from being washed away.
Machining the sliding layer
Machining the bearing elements
Calibrating the bearing bore after mounting

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Application examples

Take a look at our application examples with KS PERMAGLIDE® plain bearings