Because of their high hardness, low thermal expansion and properties such as wear and temperature resistance, ceramic balls offer clear advantages on other materials for various applications. Due to their excellent rolling ability, ceramic balls are mainly used for rolling elements in high precision bearings.
Ceramic media are also used for deburring surfaces, as grinding balls, in the petrochemical industry and in the manufacture of medical equipment. This unrivalled light and non-magnetic material is also ideally suited to the aerospace industry, for probes, masterballs and calibration balls for precision equipment such as 3D coordinate measuring machines.
Silicon nitride balls are the most popular ceramic balls. Due to their wear resistance and rolling ability, ceramic ball bearings are used for rolling elements in high precision bearings. These balls are also used in the aerospace and medical industry, or in valves.
Aluminium oxide balls have high resistance to corrosive loads such as salt, acids and alkali and vapours and gases, which is why they are often used in system and machine applications, e.g. for valves.
Our zirconium balls have resistance to high temperatures, making them suitable for prosthetic material and medical technology applications, as well as machine design, e.g. for measurement systems.
Hollow, extremely lightweight and with all the benefits of ceramic materials – our hollow ceramic balls. Crafted using the world’s leading process, we can customise our hollow balls to meet your exact application. We can design your ceramic hollow balls even with the ability to swim in Water or petrol.