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Custom-made Ceramic
and Glass Components

Precision Spheres

Glass and ceramic spheres are used in a wide variety of applications

Examples include:

Precision

Used as flow meter balls where red and black balls give clear visibility
Used as gauging and measuring standards

Wear

Silicon nitride balls are used in high-speed bearings because of their superb wear properties, light weight and low thermal expansion.
Large zirconia balls are used in down hole drilling applications in the oil industry where they resist wear from abrasive particles.

Optical

Spherical and hemispherical ball lenses are used in fiber optic and laser applications.
They can be anti-reflection coated to significantly improve optical transmission.

Corrosion

Glass and ceramic balls are used in check valves where corrosive chemicals are being pumped.

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Goodfellow also offers a range of standard, semi-finished forms in our online catalog. To see our catalog, please follow the link below.

Precision Spheres