Motorsports Solutions

Kaman Self-Lubricating Bearings for Motorsports
Low friction, high load and high stiffness solutions to stay ahead of the competition

For over 40 years, our engineers have solved the most demanding bearing and driveline application challenges, delivering solutions that allow our customers to stay ahead in any industry. Today, KamaticsRWG self-lubricating & rolling element technology increases performance by offering low friction, high load and high stiffness solutions. Our solutions can be found in Formula One, Indy, and Rally Cars around the globe in the most demanding racing applications such as steering and suspensions, including wishbones, push rods, and stabilizer bars.

Kaman Self-Lubricating Bearings for Motorsports

Self-Lubricating Bearings

Noted for its high performance and low wear rate, our self-lubricating liner systems have established superior results in providing longer life and lower maintenance costs, even when operating in areas of high moisture, fluid/debris contamination, and elevated temperatures. From the top-of-the-line machineable KAron® liner to the best performing fabric liner in the industry, we can provide the tailored solution to fit your needs.

Features & Benefits

  • High Operating Load
  • Low Consistent Friction
  • Fluid Compatiblity
  • Can Be Machined
  • Applied to a Variety of Substrates
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Long Life
  • 100% Maintenance Free
  • 100% Bond, Non-Peelable
  • Applied to Complex Geometry
  • Wide Liner Thickness Range
  • Anti-Fretting Properties


Kaman Self-Lubricating Bearings

Metal to Metal Bearings

These bearings are traditionally used for high load applications and/or severe environmental conditions such as high or low temperatures. Different types of construction and various coatings, platings and lubricants are available to ensure the best performance under almost any conditions.

  • Very high load rating
  • High tolerance to impact loads
  • Numerous materials possible
  • Cryogenic temperatures
  • High temperatures up to 800°C
  • Constructions:
    • SFormed outer ring
    • Outer ring with loader slot
  • Split ball design
  • Vacuum compatible


Metal to Metal Bearings

Wear Strips

Kaman offers multiple types of Wear Strips with each providing unique characteristics to prevent metal to metal wear and fretting damage from sliding or rubbing surfaces. Our Wear Strips are designed to be bonded onto surfaces as a protective barrier, and are available in standard sizes or custom cut profiles.


Kaman Specialty Bearings Wear Strips for Motorsports