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ball bearing with a flat?

ball bearing with a flat?

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Hello,
We are looking to use a bearing ball with a flat on it with a depth of less than the radius of the ball. I am wondering if there are already something out there we can use? I can make a few by clamping them in a collet and grinding/machining it down but this would be expensive on a mass production basis. We might be even able to change the design to a plastic like delrin. The surface finish and roundness is important because it will be used to seat against a cone seat for a valve.

RE: ball bearing with a flat?

lagfish

My only recommendation is to use a supplier that can grind a flat on the ball bearings. but can mass produce them.
maybe utilizing a surface grinder that can use a vacuum or magnetic fixture to hold hundreds or thousands of balls.
this seems double.

HTH

Mfgenggear
if it can be built it can be calculated.
if it can be calculated it can be built.

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