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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...
Copper is the default choice when selecting a metal for many electrical applications. However, electrical contacts made from brass usually perform better, providing they're plated with a conductive material. Hartford Technologies manufactures brass...
Leading ball bearing manufacturer Hartford Technologies introduces a new type of steel that can withstand rust and corrosion CorrTech Steel can be heat treated and processed the same way as 410 steel Applications include medical and surgical...
Many bearings are used in safety-critical assemblies and systems. Others in less vital functions can still affect occupant safety. Any time a vehicle is involved in an accident it is essential each bearing performs exactly as expected. Here's a look...
Streamlining Manufacturing and Product Sourcing in China  China remains an important source for lower cost products in the global market. Relocating or managing your company’s manufacturing to China can help lower production costs, and support...