TRD Specialties, Inc.Process of Precision Ball Manufacturing - Precision Ball Products
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The Manufacturing Process of Precision Ball Products

  1. Raw Material
    At its beginning stages, a ball starts in wire or rod form. Quality control goes through a metallurgic testing to ensure that the material composition is within acceptable ranges.
  2. Heading
    After the raw material has passed inspection, it is then fed through a high speed header. This forms very rough balls.
  3. Flashing
    The flashing process cleans up the headed balls so that they are somewhat smooth in appearance.
  4. Heat Treatment
    An extremely high temperature process where the flashed balls are placed in an industrial oven. This hardens the ball.
  5. Grinding
    The ball is ground to the approximate diameter of the final ball size.
  6. Lapping
    The lapping of the ball brings it to it's desired final dimension. This is the final forming process and gets the ball within grade tolerances.
  7. Final Inspection
    The ball is then precisely measured and inspected by Quality Control to ensure the highest quality.


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