Custom Ball Screws

SIZES-Z4Customization Options

  • Ball Screw Sizes:  4-25 mm diameter
  • Ball Screw Pitch/Lead: 1-25 mm
  • Materials:
    Alloy Steel: 4150, 4140
    Stainless Steel: 17-4, 15-3. 13-8 (hardened to various conditions)
  • Coatings: Black-oxide, thin-dense chrome, manganese phosphate
  • End Machining: All end configurations possible
  • Annealing: softening of ball screw material prior to end machining
  • Hardening: In-house induction heat treating

Precision and Quality Standards 

  • Certifications – ISO – AS9100D, ITAR
  • Inspection Capabilities – Form tracing, Lead accuracy measurement, 3D profilometer scanning, Laser shaft inspection, Metallurgical analysis, Hardness, XRF Spectrometry, Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Testing Procedures – Ball screw efficiency, Torque

Technical Expertise and Engineering Support  

  • Engineering Capabilities
  • Experience with ball screw design
  • Analysis Capabilities
  • Design Optimization
  • DFMEA support

Production Capacity and Lead Times   

  • Manufacturing facility
  • Production capabilities
  • Ability to meet varying order volumes
  • Capacity to meet prototype and production timelines

Customer Success Stories

  • Process
    Thread Grinding
    Thread Rolling
    Thread Whirling
  • Ball Screw Types
    Precision Ground
    Precision Rolled
  • Components
    Ball Screw Shaft
    Ball Nuts
    Ball Returns
    Wiper Seals
    Ball Bearings
  • Internal Return Styles
    End Returns/Cap
  • External Return Styles
    Return Tubes
  • Thread Forms
    Full Radius
    Gothic Arch
  • Materials

    Ball Screw Shaft:  
    Ball Nut:  
    Return Tubes:  
    Wiper Seals:  
    Ball Bearings:  

    4150 PHT & Induction Hardened
    8620 / 9310 Controlled Carburization Hardened
    4130 Seamless Tubing and stamped tubes
    Nylon, Brush or Felt
    52100 Chrome Steel Grade 25
    Various Stainless Steels
  • Diameter
    4mm - 40mm
  • Length
    Up to 12 ft
  • Lead Accuracy
    0.0002 in/ft
  • Conformity Ratio
    .52 to .65
  • Contact Angle
    35 to 50° (Optimum 45°) 
  • Inspection
    Coordinate Measuring Machine
    Optical Comparators
    Hardness Checking
    Lead Measurement
    Surface Finish Measurement
    Thread Profile Measurement
  • Load Testing (tension & compression)
    Up to 12,000 lbs and 1300 RPM
  • Additional Capabilities
    OD Grinding
    Reverse Engineering
  • Production Volume
    Prototypes to High Volume


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