Machining the sliding layer of KS PERMAGLIDE plain bearings

Test methods

Cutting tool for KS PERMAGLIDE®  P202
The sliding layer of KS PERMAGLIDE® P202 has a machining allowance of around 0.15 mm. This can be machined by turning, drilling or reaming in order to:
  • Achieve smaller clearance tolerances
  • Compensate for misalignments.

Tried and tested methods are turning and boring with:
  • Dry cutting
  • Cutting speeds from 100 to 150 m/min
  • Feed rate of 0.05 mm/rev
  • Cutting depth of max. 0.1 mm
  • Carbide tools (Fig. 1)


  • Machining temperatures above 140 °C constitute a health hazard.
  • Removing more material reduces service life.
  • Inexpert machining will have a negative impact on service life and load-bearing capacity.
  • Parts must be cleaned after machining.

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Application examples

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