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Economy Grade Hardened Steel Balls
FRANTZ Sterling® Steel Ball has been manufacturing carbon steel balls in Sterling IL since 1947. Sterling® Steel Ball products earned a national reputation for quality, precision, and performance. In addition to our manufactured balls, Sterling Steel® Ball globally sources steel balls for customers desiring economy grade balls with roundness, surface roughness, case depth, and hardness standards commensurate with their application. This is our Economy Grade Ball value to you:
  • Quality Manufacturing and Sourcing
    Economy grade ball products can be manufactured or globally sourced providing product that meets Sterling® Steel Ball standards. In other words, we stand behind what we sell and provide our customers with peace of mind.

  • Inspection Services
    Customers requiring closer tolerances or additional quality assurance in an economy grade product may choose to employ Sterling® Steel Ball inspection services. Sterling® Steel Ball operates a state of the art test lab to measure our products against ABMA standards including roundness, surface roughness and hardness. This service assures an additional level of quality beyond that available from traditional distributors and provides value from a supplier whose reputation has been built over decades manufacturing steel balls. Click for further details on our Steel Ball Quality.

  • Drilling Capabilities
    Sterling® Steel Ball utilizes high speed technology to drill holes of various diameters and depths into spheres of various sizes and materials. In addition to drilling our precision manufactured balls, we will drill economy grade balls of various materials to your specification. Click for further details about our Drilled Ball capabilities.

  • Finishing Options
    Sterling® Steel Ball utilizes heat treating technology to harden steel balls to your desired specification. In addition to hardening our manufactured balls, we will harden economy grade balls to your specification. Beyond hardening, choose from plain, polished or various plated finishing options.

  • Sterling Armor®
    For applications where corrosion is an issue, FRANTZ offers Sterling Armor®; a patented heat treating process that changes the physical microstructure within the steel surface of the ball to provide corrosion protection superior or equivalent to stainless steel in most environments. Finishes include gloss black or dull patina. Sterling Armor® is a cost effective solution to your economy grade ball corrosion challenges. Click here for more information about Sterling Armor®.

If you need the lowest possible price in a hardened carbon steel ball, then this line of balls is perfect for your needs. They have many of the qualities of hardened carbon steel balls, but are priced less because of their lower case depths.

Features
  • Low cost alternative
  • Manufactured in Sterling, IL
  • Fast Delivery

Typical Uses
  • Game balls
  • Drawer slides
  • Casters and wheels
  • Chair swivels
  • Lazy Susans
Economy Grade Steel Balls by FRANTZ. Simply better.

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