Distinctively Shaped Balls
We offer a variety of flat, diagonally cut, cone and pin shaped balls that are typically used as hardened polishing and shaping tools. For example, the diagonally cut and pin shaped balls can be used to polish surfaces with sharp angles. Flat balls are typically used to polish uniformly shaped surfaces such as coins. Sizes range from 1/6 to 1 inch in stainless steel, 52100 chrome, and ceramic materials. Other sizes and materials can be made available to suit your needs. Speak with a Thomson applications specialist to find the product that's just right for you.
Thomson offers a full range of sizes, hole depths (including thru-hole), diameters and materials. Typical applications include body jewelry, earring posts, rings, seat slides, valves, and automotive engine push rods.
Coatings are used to enhance the physical properties of precision balls. These may include added hardness (titanium nitride), corrosion resistance (molybdenum disulfide), noise suppression (rubber), and electrical characteristics (gold plate). Thomson offers a myriad of coatings to meet your needs.
Hollow balls are typically used for weight sensitive applications such as aircraft ball transfer units, liquid float systems, and custom ball valves. We provide 440A stainless steel hollow balls in a variety of sizes.