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Balls - Technical

Balls

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.

Materials
Precision Grades - Tolerances

See also

You can find balls in the Miniature Bearings Australia 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.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies lists a smaller range of products and only the most popular items in each range. They also list many additional hobby specific categories.

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Registered Australian Company: Miniature Bearings Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 94 069 113 800)

Miniature Bearings Australia offers 126983 products in 2163 categories including ball bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, couplings, screws, socket cap, dental bearings, magnets, sprockets, timing belts and pulleys, corrosion resistant bearings - 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.

Miniature Bearings Australia is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Miniature Bearings Australia 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.

Information on this website is Copyright Miniature Bearings Australia 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Miniature Bearings Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 94 069 113 800)

Miniature Bearings Australia offers 126983 products in 2163 categories including ball bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, couplings, screws, socket cap, dental bearings, magnets, sprockets, timing belts and pulleys, corrosion resistant bearings - 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.

Miniature Bearings Australia is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Miniature Bearings Australia 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.

Information on this website is Copyright Miniature Bearings Australia 1997. All rights reserved.