Materials

Information provided below serves as a guide for selection of materials that can be used for construction of a KMS bearing. They have been approved for use as a KMS bearing race or ball material. These materials have been tested and used in demanding applications in a broad range of hostile environments. New materials are constantly being evaluated for suitability as a bearing component. If you require a material that is not listed, please contact KMS for consultation. 

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Plastic Vs Steel

Shock Absorption: Plastic absorbs shock loads better than metal due to its elastic nature. Many conventional ball bearings fail due to Brinelling of the raceway, i.e. balls denting the raceways.


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