Balls - Technical
People often refer to balls as "ball bearings". This is incorrect. A ball is just a ball. Ball bearings contain balls just as roller bearings contain rollers. Balls and rollers are known as the "rolling elements" of a bearing.
Balls are used in many applications other than bearings. Some examples include valves, floating covers, decoration, ball transfers and the retractable ends in ball plungers. SPB provides balls in many materials including steels, plastics and ceramics. Ball material and precision should be selected in accordance with the requirements of the project at hand - see the links to the tables below.
Please be sure of the ball size you are ordering. The smallest balls in our range are barely visible with the naked eye, and may appear to be nothing more than specks of dust, or even non existent. For some materials, a small quantity of the smallest balls may look like just an empty bag. It is amazing how often we have customers telling us that we have sent them an empty bag when they receive delivery of the smallest balls.
- 316 Stainless Steel
- 316L (1.4404) Stainless Steel
- 440C Stainless Steel
- Nylon 6
- SAE52100 Chrome Steel
- Silicon Nitride Ceramic (Si3N4)
- Phosphor Bronze (Special Order)
- Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
- Synthetic Ruby and Sapphire
- Tungsten Carbide
- Zirconia (ZrO2)
Precision Grades - Tolerances
You can find balls in the Hobby and Engineering Supplies Balls Online Catalogue pages.
For a huge range of bearings online please visit the Bearing Shop Online Website.
The Small Parts and Bearings has a much larger range of engineering supplies.
For the best range of miniature and small bearings please try the Miniature Bearings Australia website. Miniature Bearings Australia also list a large variety of miniature engineering products.
Extra information for Technical - Balls
Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)
Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6182 products in 446 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.
Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.
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