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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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#1 Heading  #2 Flashing  #3 Heat Treating  #4 Grinding   #5 Lapping  #6 Final Inspection

 

 

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