THE STORY OF KAMATICS IS THE STORY OF KARON.
It started in 1966 as a singular need. Bearings used on the rotor flaps of the SH-2 Sea Sprite were failing at an alarming rate, and the Navy needed a bearing liner that could stand up to the harsh conditions of maritime missions.
Kaman engineers developed KAcarb, and the material worked so well that a new company was built around its continued development and manufacture. This was the genesis of KAcarb Products, which would soon be re-christened Kamatics.
We continued to engineer and develop our liner technologies, and in 1973 we created a revolutionary product: The KAron liner system. KAron was the world’s first self-lubricating liner that was molded directly onto the bearing itself, and the first self-lubricating liner that could be machined, allowing for unmatched precision.
We invented the moldable, machinable, self-lubricating liner, and we’ve never stopped improving it. The result is the world’s best self-lubricating bearings technology, creating components that are maintenance-free, and usable in nearly any industry and application. We’ve deployed several variations on our KAron formula designed to meet the needs of challenging applications and environmental conditions. We’re still improving and expanding the reach of KAron to this day.
Kamatics engineers have gone on to create a multitude of other innovative and highly engineered products, but the spirit of our company still lies with the revolutionary, versatile self-lubricating liner system, KAron.