Thomson Precision Balls has over 60 years as a leader in supplying standard precision balls, precision ball bearings and unique stainless steel balls for specific applications. Why Thomson Precision Balls? Three answers: our variety of precision ball types, our precision ball bearings technologies and our quality stainless steel ball materials.
Types of Thomson Precision Ball design would include:
Distinctively shaped precision balls including flat, diagonally cut, cone- and pin-shaped typically used as hardened polishing and shaping tools.
A drilled precision ball bearings solution with a full range of sizes, hole depths (including thru-hole), diameters and materials.
Coated precision stainless steel balls add layers to enhance certain physical properties including hardness, corrosion resistance, noise suppression and electrical features.
Hollow precision balls are most needed in applications where weight sensitivity is critical.
Types of Thomson Precision Ball Bearings and Stainless Steel Ball technologies that enhance our quality include:
A2LA accredited calibration lab offers effective, efficient and accurate calibrations to assure form regularities in our precision balls.
Custom value added in our subassemblies including complete stainless steel balls solution offerings. We have extensive in-house tool room capabilities and offer rapid stainless steel ball prototyping.
Stainless steel ball transfers are typically used to assist the transport of various items and can be found in material handling systems.
All precision balls and stainless steel balls are guaranteed to meet or exceed the standards of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ANSI/ABMA Std. 10-1989).
QA-9000 certified and ISO 9002 registered.
Types of Thomson Precision Ball materials include (most common):
Vacuum-degassed Chrome stainless steel balls (AISI E52100) feature fine surface finish, through-hardness and high load capacity – excellent in consumable electrode vacuum melt material.
Stainless Steel ball (AISI Type 440C) offers the greatest hardness and surface finish and is available in double-vacuum-melted materials.
Stainless Steel balls (AISI Type 302/316) feature non-annealed hardness, uniform throughout (as measured on parallel flats) and is typically Rockwell “C” 25 to 39†. Annealed hardness Rockwell “B” 75 to 90† available.