Ball - Glossary - Technical

Glossary - Ball

A sphere. Can be made from various materials, either hollow or solid. For use in ball bearings, the ball is usually solid and ground very smooth. Common materials used in bearings include, but are not limited to the following

Very Common

  • AISI 440C Stainless Steel
  • SAE52100 Chrome Steel
  • Si3N4 Silicon Nitride Ceramic

Less Common

  • ZrO2 Zirconia
  • Glass
  • 303 or 304 Grade Stainless Steel
  • 316 Grade Stainless Steel

Single balls have many other uses that are beyond the scope of this document.

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