TRD Specialties, Inc.Precision Ball Products
Home Page for Precision Ball CompanyContact Us for a Precision Ball Estimate
Home Page for Ball Info
Precision Ball Products
Ball Company Info
Contact Us for a Free Quote
302 Stainless Steel Balls, 304 Stainless Steel Balls, 316 Stainless Steel Balls, 440C Stainless Steel Balls, Aluminum Balls, Beryllium Copper Balls, Brass Balls, Ceramic Balls, Copper Balls, Chrome Steel Balls, Hastelloy Balls, Inconel Balls, Monel 400 Balls, K-Monel Balls, Niobium Balls, Optical Glass Balls, Tantalum Balls, Titanium Balls, Tungsten Carbide Balls, Tool Steel Balls


Glossary of Ball Terms

The ball grade (G) is a specific combination of dimensional, form, surface roughness and sorting tolerance for balls. For example, the level of sphericity, expressed in millionths of an inch, e.g., a Grade 10 ball must be round or spherical within 10 millionths of an inch. The grade designation also dictates the other tolerances, per the chart shown below. Click here for a link to our ball grades page.

Variation of Ball Diameter (VDws)
Tthe difference between the largest and the smallest of the single diameters of a ball.

Variation of Ball Lot Diameter (VDwL)
The difference between the mean diameters of the largest ball and smallest ball in a ball lot.

Ball Lot
Definite quantity of balls manufactured under conditions presumed uniform and which is considered as an entity.

Deviation from Spherical Form
The difference between the largest and smallest diameters measurable on a single ball. Also referred to as roundness or sphericity.

Surface Roughness (Ra)
Surface irregularities with relatively small spacings, which usually include irregularities resulting from the method of manufacture being used and/or other influences.

Ball Types that TRD Provides: