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How a Precision Ball is Made

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The raw material is supplied from either wire or rod. It is then cut to length and the width is a small percentage larger than the width of the finished ball.

The wire or rod is then fed through a header. This cold forged process produces “slugs” at an incredibly high speed. These rough shaped balls have a ring around the middle. The next process is to remove this ring.

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