Technical Uses for Plastic Balls

Specific tolerances, resistance to pressures and over 40 years providing repeat business to hundreds of manufacturers, means we have excellent knowledge and experience providing balls for technical uses.

We pride ourselves in having over 40 years’ experience advising our clients and ensuring you have the best materials for the job.

  • Our tolerances start from +/-0.002”(+/-0.05mm)
  • Over 20 materials in stock
  • Materials specifically designed for resistance against heat, chemicals and pressure.
  • Sizes ranging from 1mm to 8” diameter
  • Plastic balls are light with a specific gravity ranging from 0.40g/cc to 2.14 g/cc
  • Low modulus in elasticity can assist in reducing noise levels and reducing the need for finer tolerances associated with metal balls.
  • Rust proof with a good resistance to chemicals and erosion.
  • Good electrical insulation properties
  • Non-lubricating
  • Non-magnetic

Production Method

Once the balls have been formed, usually through injection moulding, they are fine ground, lapped and sometimes tumble polished to a finished diameter – final tolerances are dependent on size and material type.

Materials Available

MaterialColours AvailableSizes Available
AcetalWhite & can be dyed1.58mm - 101.6mm
Clear AcrylicClear & can be dyed1.58mm - 100mm
Cellulose AcetateVarious1mm - 5.5mm
Polyamide Nylon 66 Zytel®Black & can be dyed1.58mm - 203.2mm
Poly (amide-imide) Torlon®Brown3.1mm - 15.8mm
PolycarbonateWhite, Clear3.1mm - 28.5mm
Polyethylene (LD/ HD)Various/ Hollow3.1mm - 76.2mm
PolystyreneVarious2mm -25.4mm
PolypropyleneVarious/ Hollow2.5mm - 114.3mm
PTFEWhite/ Hollow1.58mm - 76.2mm
Nitrile Rubber Buna NBlack2.37mm - 90mm
FluoroelastomerBlack2.37mm - 35mm
PolyurethaneNatural3.1mm - 23mm
Clear Hollow Two-PartClear/ Hollow 40mm - 580mm
Thermoset Resin/ PhenolicAll colours/ Clear31.7mm - 203.2mm

Testimonials


  • - Craig, SS
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    - Craig, SS
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    Niall, Ireland
  • -R Lloyd
    “I was amazed at the service received from the Precision Plastic Ball Company. They had exactly what I needed, solved my problem and I’ll be definitely coming back again in the future!”
    -R Lloyd
  • -UNIVERISTY OF ABERDEEN
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  • -PAUL, AUSTRALIA
    ‘Thank you for your time and excellent customer service.’
    -PAUL, AUSTRALIA

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