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At Hartford Technologies, we manufacture a range or precision pins and rollers that are cylindrical in shape, including dowel pins, knurled pins and pivot pins. Some customers require special ends on pins. One of the more popular end configurations...
Hartford Technologies has 80+ years of precision ball-making knowledge and is now utilizing that knowledge in the miniature ball market. Hartford Technologies has opened a new facility in China to expand the manufacture of their line of miniature...
  A bearing is defined as “a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts.” Designs and subsequent applications of bearings vary, however, bearings for the most part function...
  Manufacturing Process for Needle Bearing Pins and Rollers Needle Bearing Pins and Rollers must be manufactured in such a way that optimizes performance while minimizing costs. Read below to learn more about the steps involved in the manufacturing...
Medical devices use precision specialty balls, pins and assemblies in applications ranging from IV administration to surgical tools. Materials used for medical specialty balls include glass and plastic as well as 302, 304 and 316 stainless steel...
Once a ball bearing product goes into production there’s very little scope to reduce its cost. Faster machines and more automation can only have a small impact. This is because much of the cost – 80% by some estimates – is set by the design. The...
Bearings differ between internal combustion engines and electric motors used in automobiles.  Internal combustion engines require main crankshaft bearings, connecting rod bearings, camshaft bearings, and more. Electric motors, on the other hand, are...
Quality control is critical in the manufacturing process of precision balls, especially those used in medical, electronic, and industrial applications. Read on to learn more about steps that should be considered best practices for precision ball...
Quality certifications When searching for a ball bearing manufacturer, it is important that they can make products for specifications you need. For example, IATF 16 949, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality system requirements for the...
Ultrasonic cleaning is incredibly important for medical device components. This method uses ultrasound waves to agitate a cleaning solvent which washes away any particles. Advantages of ultrasonic cleaning include the ability to penetrate all parts...