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1018 Steel Balls

12 X 16 Kinematic Coupling / Platform

17-4 PH Balls

2" By 2" Mounting Block

2" Target Ball

3" Extensions for CMM Probe Characterization Sphere (Riser)

3 X 3 Kinematic Coupling / Platform

302 Stainless Steel Balls

316 Stainless Steel Balls

3 Ball Kinematic Mount

3D Ball Plate

3D Scanning Master Sphere Set

4" Gage Block

4" Universal Platform

420 Stainless Steel Balls

440 Stainless Steel Balls

440C Stainless Steel Balls

45 Degree Angle Block

45 Degree Probe Calibration Sphere, Replacement

4 Place Turret System

52100 C/S Balls

6" extensions for CMM Probe Characterization Sphere (riser)

6 X 6 Kinematic Coupling / Platform

7th Degree of Freedom, The

7th Degree of Freedom, Or It’s Just Another Way of Looking at Things.

The 8 inch Diameter Flat Lap.


A286, A Space Age Alloy

A.F.B.M.A. Ball Grades

Abalone, Vacuum Chuck / Hold Down

Abrasive-Charging Roller

Absolute Positioning Kinematically

Acetal / Delrin Balls

Acrylic Balls / Lucite Balls / Plexiglas®

Accurately Measuring the Ball Bar Center to Center Distance

Adaptor, 1/2 inch Counter Bored

Adaptor Screws

Address Spheres

Adjustable Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Kit

Adjustable Ball Bars (Dumbbells)

Adjustable Ball Bars for CMM Evaluation

Adjustable Kinematic Couplings

Aircraft Balls

Alignment of Machine Tool

Alignment of Machine Tool Axis

All Ball Bars (Dumbbells)

All Ball Bar Stand Mounting Hardware

All Ball Gages

All Characterization Spheres

All Kinematic Balls

All Kinematic Cylinders

All Kinematic Platforms

All Probe Characterization Spheres

All Vee Blocks

Aluminum Balls

Aluminum Balls; Common Ball Materials

Aluminum Balls; Alloy Selection

Aluminum Oxide - Ceramic Balls


Angle Block, 45 Degree


Archival Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Archival Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Is A Three Dimensional Gage Block

Area of a Sphere

Around The Corner

Articulating Arm Calibration Device

Articulating Arm Coordinate Measuring Machine Calibration

Articulating Arm Measuring Machine Calibration

Artifact Assembly Kit

Authenticators, Spindle

Axis Alignment for Machine Tools

Axis Alignment Sphere


B89.4.1-1997 Specifications, ANSI/ASME, Free Standing Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Kit Evaluates Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)

Bakelite Plastic Balls (Phenol Formaldehyde)


Ball Bar, (Dumbbell), All

Ball Bar Calibration, Secrets of

Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Standard

Ball Bar, Adjustable

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Anchor

Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Archival

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Bending

Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Carbon Fiber

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Case Studies

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Clamp

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Collar

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Dual

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Invar

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Magic (Introduction)

Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Measuring the Ball Center to Center Distance

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Ranger

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Stand

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Thing

Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Thing, Summary and Prices

Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Ultra Precise

Ball Bar Kit

Ball Broaching

Ball Check Valves

Ball Coining

Ball Contact for Indicating Gage

Ball Diameter Calibration

Ball Diameter Errors

Ball, Diamond Charged

Ball Density

Ball with a Flat, Truncated

Ball Gage, Bent Stem

Ball Gage, Flat Handle

Ball Gage, Flexible

Ball Gage, Large

Ball Gage, Snake

Ball Gage Technical Information Sheet

Ball Gage Tips

Ball Gages, Ball Plug Gages, Go-No Go Ball Gages

Ball Grade Chart

Ball Inventory

Ball Kits

Ball Lance, The

Ball Lap

Ball Lapping Tools

Ball Machine Operation Video

Ball Material Selection

Ball Metals, Materials

Ball Mounting for Kinematic Clamping

Ball Pencil

Ball Plate, 12 X 16

Ball Plate, 3 D

Ball Plug Gage

Ball Plug Gage with A Bent Stem

Ball Plug Gage with One Flat Side

Ball Plug Gage with Two Parallel Flats

Ball Poppet Valves

Ball Probe

Ball Probe Flaw Evaluation

Ball Quality Chart

Ball Screw Balls

Ball Seat Lapping

Ball and Seat Valves

Ball Scribe (Ball Pencil, Scratch Evaluation Ball)

Ball Scribe Flaw Evaluation

Ball Size Measuring Compatibility

Ball Sizing

Ball Sizing Oil

Ball Sizing, Report on

Ball Tip

Ball Tip for Indicating Gage

Ball Tolerance Chart

Ball, Threaded, Catalog Page

Ball, Truncated

Ball, Truncated with Counterbored Hole

Ball, Truncated with Threaded Hole

Ball Valve Balls

Ball Valve Lapping Tools

Ball Weight and Density

Ball with Blind Hole

Ball with Concentric Blind Hole

Ball with Counterbored Through Hole

Ball with Flat (Truncated Ball)

Ball with Flat Counterbored Hole

Ball with Flat and Threaded hole

Ball with Recessed Flat


Ballizing Oil


Balls for Ballizing

Balls are Too Hard, The

Balls for Ball Sizing

Balls Made by Weight

Balls on Stem, Inventory Available Now

Balls With Drilled Through Hole

Bal-tec Authenticator

Bal-tec Company Profile

Bal-tec Contact Information

Bal-tec Copyright Notice

Bal-tec in Los Angeles Business Journal

Bal-tec Photo Picture Gallery

Bal-tec Products Catalog

Bal-tec Products Directory

Bal-tec Search Engine

Bal-tec Home Page


Base Kinematic Platform

Balwands (summary)

Basic Kinematic Designs

Basic Magnetically-Mounted Authenticator AUT-2000


Bearing Balls

Bearing Steel Balls

Big Balls, Grinding, Technical Data

Big Balls Inventory

Big One

Big One, Riser

Black Oxide Balls

Block, 2" By 2" Mounting

Bluing Master

Brass Balls

Brass Balls

Build CMM Pretzel with Off the Shelf Parts


C/S Balls

Calculate the Area of a Sphere

Calibrate Machine Tools

Calibrate Machinery, Ball Bar

The Calibration Artifact

Calibration Ball, Choosing

Calibration Balls

Calibration of Ball Bar Length

Calibration of Ball Bar (Triple Cross)

Calibration Service

Calibration Spheres, Precise and Ultra Precise

Caliper Calibration

Camber Effect

Canoe Sphere

Canoe Sphere, Custom

Canoe Sphere, Miniature

Cantilever Ball Bar

Cantilever Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Cantilever Designed Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Carpenter 20 Balls

Carbide Balls

Carbon Balls

Carbon Fiber Ball Bar

Cast Iron Lapping Plate

Castings, Trivet

Catalog 105-B

Cathedral Arch

Centerline Ball Bar Ranger

Centerline Ranger

Ceramic Balls

Characterization Ball (Sphere)

Charged Balls, Diamond

Checking Balls

Chrome Steel Balls

Chrome Steel Balls

Circumference of a Sphere

Clamp Arm, Close

Clamping Tip


Clamp for Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Clay Clamping Devices

Clay Pots

Close Clamp Arm


CMM Calibration Ball

CMM Calibration Equipment Directory

CMM Calibration Spheres

CMM Calibration Video and Poster

CMM Evaluation Artifacts

CMM Evaluation Primer

CMM Evaluation with Kinematic Platform

CMM Fixturing

CMM Probe Calibration Sphere

CMM Product Prices

CMM Products Usage Video (220 MB, .MP4)  

CMM Table Tie Down Adaptor Screws

CMM's Can Be Calibrated and Fixtured with Ease

CMM, How The Ball Bar Checks the Squareness of a

CMM Vise


Collar for Ball Bar

Collar for Heavy Duty Stand, Mammoth Stand, Anchor Stand

Collar for Long Gage Block Clamp

Common Ball Materials

Company News

Company Profile

Complete High-precision Jack

Compliant Mechanisms

Complete Ball as a Kinematic Component

Complete Cylinder

Complex CMM Probes Characterized with Mini Ball Bar

Composite Ball Bar (Dumbbell), Carbon Fiber

Cones, Male

Cones, Male and Female

Constraint and Elasticity in Kinematics

Contacting Us

Copper Balls

Copper Sulfate Test on Stainless Steel Balls

Coordinate Measuring Machine Calibration Equipment Directory

Corner Cube Spheres

Counter Bored Adaptor, 1/2 inch

Counterweight Ball


Cubes to Balls

Custom Made Canoe Spheres

Custom Made Kinematic Parts, Pictures

Custom Made Precision Rollers

Custom Precision Balls

Custom Priced Inventory

Crack-test Specimen

Cryogenic Effect on Kinematic Systems


Cylinder with a Flat

Cylinder with a Flat, Recess

Cylinder with a Flat, Recess, and Counterbored Holes

Cylinder with a Flat, Recess, and Threaded Holes

Cylinder, Truncated

Cylinder, Truncated, Recessed

Cylinder, Truncated, Recessed, Counterbored Holes

Cylinder, Truncated, Recessed, Threaded Holes

Cylinder with Two Concentric Blind Holes

Cylinderized Gage Balls

Cylindrical Boss Mounted Vee Block, For 5/8" (0.625", 15.875 mm) through 1.0"(25.4 mm) Balls

Cylindrical Lapping

Cylindrical Lapping


Delrin / Acetal Balls

Density, Ball

Depth Micrometer Calibration

Device Positioner (PAL-1)

Device Positioner, Threaded (PAL-2)

Device Positioner, Long


Diameter of a Sphere

Diamond Charged Balls

Diamond Charged Lap Ball / Seat Lapping Tool

Diamond Charged Lapping Tools

Diamond Charged Seat Lapping Tool

Diamond-Charging Roller

Diamond Embeped Ball on Stem

Diamond Kinematic Spheres

Diamond Impregnated Lapping Balls

Diamond Machine Spindle Evaluation

Disc with a Large Spherical Surface

Double Adjustable Screw Stop Post

Double Ball Bar Clamp

Drilled and Threaded Kinematic Balls

Drilled Through Balls

Drilled Balls

Drop Test Balls

Dual Ball Bar Clamp

Dual Ball Bar Kit

Dual Clamp for Ball Bar

Dual Functioning Ball Plug Gage

Dual Threaded Adaptor Screws

Dumbbells (all)

Dural Balls


E.D.M. (Electro Discharge Machining)

Elasticity as the 7th Degree of Freedom

EG 3000, Epoxy Glue

Epoxy Glue #EG 3000

Evaluating CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Machines

Evaluating Large Coordinate Measuring Machines and Laser Trackers with a Giant Invar™ Ball Bar

Evaluation of CMM Using Ultra-Precise Ball Bars

Extension Nuts

Extensions for Probe Characterization and CNC Target Spheres (aka: Risers, Posts)

Extra Long Collar For 3-Inch Posts

Extreme Load Carrying Radiuses Surface


Fail Safe Kinematic Coupling

Fast CMM Evaluation Using Corner Diagonals

Female and Male Cones

Ferrous Balls

Finger Knob for Clamping Screws

Fixture Balls

Fixture Building System

Fixturing Components

“Flabby”, A Kinematic Reality

Flange Mounted Authenticator, AUT-4000

Flat, The Giant, Two Inch Diameter

Flat Handle Ball Gage

Flat, Kinematic Component, Plain

Flat Lapping Plate

Flat Parallel Lapping Tools

Flat Prismatic Components for Kinematics

Flatted Ball, (see Truncated Ball)

Flatness Testing by A Simple Accurate Method

Flaw Evaluation Ball (Ball Pencil, Ball Scribe)

Flaw Evaluation with Small Spherical Probes

Flaw-Test Specimen Block

Flaw-Validation Block

Flexible Ball Gages

Flexural Springs

Flexural Encyclopedia


Four Place Turret System

Free Standing Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Kit

Free Standing Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Kit Evaluates Coordinate Measuring Machines to ANSI/ASME B 89.1.12M 1990 Specifications

Full Ball with Counterbored Hole


Gage Anvil

Gage Balls

Gage, The Care and Grooming of Spherical Gages

Gage Block, 4"

Gage Block Clamp for Long Blocks

Gage Block Clamp, The

Gage Block Wringing

Gage Tips

Gap Gage

Gauge Balls

The Guarded Calibration Ball

Gear Artifact, Involute Gear Measuring


Geostep, 3400-10

Geostep, a New Concept

Get A Quote

Giant Ball Bar Like Calibration Device

Giant Balls

Giant Calibration Device For Giant CMM's

Giant Invar™ Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Giant Laser Tracker Evaluation Device

Giant Metrology Tripods

Giant Size Cylindrical Post Mounted Kinematic Vee Block

Giant Split Vee Block

Giant Spherical Components

Giant Surface Mounted Kinematic Vee Block, for 1.5" (38.1 mm) Balls through 2.0" (50. 8 mm) Balls

Giant Two Inch Diameter Flat

Gigantic Load Supporting Kinematic Structures

Gigantic Radius Surface Disc

Giant Spherical Disk

Glue, epoxy

Gleason Research Library

Glossary, at Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine

The Gono™ Ball Plug Gage is much more than a cute idea

Grade 2.5 Balls

Grade 3 Balls

Grade 5 Balls

Grade 10 Balls

Grade 15 Balls

Grade 24 Balls

Grade 25 Balls

Grade 48 Balls

Grade 50 Balls

Grade 100 Balls

Grade 200 Balls

Grade Chart

Gravity and Kinematics

Gray Cast Iron Lapping Plate

Guiding Kinematic Couplings


Half Inch Counter Bored Adaptor


Hand Held Probes

Handle Those Gage Blocks with Care

Hard Carbon Steel Balls

Hard Stainless Steel Balls

Hard Steel Gage Anvil

Hard Steel Gage Anvil

Hardened Balls Machined by Space Age EDM Technology

Hardness Effects of Specimen Preparation, The

Hardness Indent, The

Hardness Indenter Evaluation

Hardness Scale Conversions

Hardness Test Problem, A

Hardness Testing Balls

Hardness Testing Small Diameter Balls

Hardness Test Issues

Hastelloy® Balls

Heidenhain Measuring Gages at Bal-tec

Heavy Duty Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Stand

Heavy Load Kinematic Coupling, Canoe Sphere

Heel Cup

Hemisphere Artifact

Heavy Load Spherical Component

Hevimet Balls

Hex Balls (Kinematic)

High Density Balls

High Grade Balls

High Load Carrying Spherical Components

High Load Kinematic Coupling, Canoe Sphere

High-Precision Jacks

High Quality Balls

High Speed Steel Balls

Highly Polished Balls

Holder for Long Gage Blocks

Holding the Ball Bar

Hole Drilled Through Ball

Home Page

Hollow Balls

Hollow Balls, Modified, Picture

How Balls Are Made

How Do We Actually Manufacture Balls at the Nanometer Quality Level?

How Kinematic Couples Can Be Used in Metrology

How Precision Balls Are Made

How The Ball Bar Checks the Squareness of a CMM

How to Choose the Best Probe Calibration Sphere for Your Application

How to Choose the Right Ball Bar (Dumbbell) for your Application

Huge Radius Surface Disc

Huge Spherical Kinematic Components

Huge Spherical Disk


Inconel™ Balls

Inconel™ Ball Stock

Indexing Trivet Picture

The Indicator Arm

Indicator Ball Tips

Information on Ordering Balls and Rollers

Interim Check for CMM Machines

Introducing the Concept of Unistraint

Inspection and Certification

Inspection Ball Kits

Instrument Grade Balls

Introduction to Kinematics and Applications

Invar ® Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Inventory, Ball

Involute Gear Artifact

Involute Curve, Gear Measuring

Jacks, High-Precision


Jam Nut, Knurled


K Monel Balls


Kalisphere Used for CMM Probe Calibration

Kelvin Clamp

Keyed Washer

Kinematic Balls, All

All Kinematic Platforms

Kinematic Ball with a Concentric Blind Hole

Kinematic Ball, Drilled and Threaded

Kinematic Ball, Full with a Counterbored Hole

Kinematic Ball, Truncated

Kinematic Canoe Sphere

Kinematic Catalog 105B

Kinematic Clamp

Kinematic Components, Catalog 105B

Kinematic Components Directory

Kinematic Components for Micro Inch Positioning

Kinematic Components Graphical Summary Page

Kinematic Components Price List

Kinematic Components Update 2002

Kinematic Connection

Kinematic Cook Book

Kinematic Coupling Design For Identical Z Axis Repeatability

Kinematic Couplings, Magnetically Preloaded

Kinematic Coupling Update

Kinematic Couplings and the Parameters that Affect Their Design

Kinematic Cylinders, Complete

Kinematic Cylinders, Truncated

Kinematic Cylinders, Truncated and Recessed

Kinematic Cylinders, Truncated and Threaded

Kinematic Cylinders, Truncated with Counterbored Holes

Kinematic Cylindrical Post Mount for 5/8" to 1"

Kinematic Encyclopedia

Kinematic Flats

Kinematic Hex Balls

Kinematic Hinge

Kinematics, Constraint and Elasticity Issues

Kinematic Joint

Kinematic Platform, All

Kinematic Platform, Base

Kinematic Platform, Top

Kinematic Platform, 12"-16" Pre-assembled

Kinematic Quarter Round

Kinematic Quarter Round

Kinematic Quarter Round, The

Kinematic Rose Bud Coupling

Kinematic Stability

Kinematic Surface Mount Vee Block for 5/8" to 1"

Kinematic Tetrahedron

Kinematic Threaded Ball, Catalog Page

Kinematic Threaded Cylinder

Kinematic V Block

Kinematic Vee Block

Kinematic Vee Block, Cylindrical Boss Mounted

Kinematic Vee Block, Split

Kinematic Vee Block, Teeny Tiny

Knuckle, The

Knurled Jam Nut


Laper Logic, An Introduction

Lapping Balls

Lapping Plate, 8"

Lapping Cylinders

Lapping Cylinders

Large Ball Gage

Large Diameter and Really Big Balls

Large Diameter Balls, Grinding, Technical Data

Large Kinematic Structures

Large Load Carrying Disk

Large Magnetic Platform

Large Scale Calibration, (Centerline Ranger)

Large Spherical Disk

Large Radius Surface Disc

Laser Scale Bar, (Centerline Ranger)

Laser Scanner Calibration Balls

Laser Tracker Calibration

Laser Tracker, Calibration, Centerline

Laser Tracker Calibration Device

Laser Tracker, Calibration, Giant Ball Bar

Laser Tracker, Carbon Fiber Ball Bar

Laser Scanning Master Sphere Set

Length Calibrated Ball Bars

Length Calibration of a Ball Bar

Length Calibration of a Ball Bar (Triple Cross)

Length Standard Ball Bar Used to Calibrate Machinery

Library, Gleason Research

Light Intensity Balls

Lightweight Balls

Location and Clamping System

Loosy Kinematic Couplings

Long Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Bend

Long Finger Knob

Long Gage Block Clamp

Lotus Wrench

Low-Carbon Balls

Low-Noise Balls

Low-Vibration Balls

Low-Weight Balls

Lucite Balls / Acrylic Balls / Plexiglas® Balls


M10 Balls

M50 Balls

Machine Tool Alignment

Machine Tool Calibration

Machine Tool Axis Alignment

Machine Tool Monument

Machine Tool Probe Calibration Spheres

Machinery Updates

Magnetic Balls

Magnetic Base Probe Calibration Sphere Kit

Magnetically Mounted Authenticator

Magnetically Preloaded Kinematic Couplings

Male and Female Cones

Male Cones

Making a Custom Machined 12" Diameter Ball

Mammoth, A Super Heavy Duty Gage Stand

Marker Bead, Tantalum

Master Ball

Master Ball with a Shield

Material Selection

Materials and Sizes Used to Make Balls

Measuring Absolute Ball Diameter Commercially

Measuring Internal Spherical Diameters

Measuring Internal Threads with Balls

Measuring Small Diameter Balls

Measuring Sphericity

Measuring Surface Roughness

Measuring the Absolute Diameter of Plastic Balls

Measuring Waviness

Mechanical Clamping of Kinematic Couplings

Medically Oriented Ball Products, Producing

Metal Ball Materials

Metal Optical Flat

Micrometer Evaluation

Micrometer Lapping Plate

Micrometer Reconditioning Tools

Microscope Profilometer Calibration Spheres

Micro Inch Positioning with Kinematic Components

Mid Size Vee Block, Cylindrical Post Mounted

Mid Size Vee Block, Surface Mounted

Military Specifications (Mil-Spec)

Millimeter Balls

Mild Steel Balls

Miniature Balls

Miniature Canoe Sphere, The

Mini Authenticator

Mini Ball Bar

Mirror Ball

Mobile Coordinate Measuring Machine Calibration

Modified Balls

Modified Kinematic Parts

Modified Precision Balls

Monday Morning, Interim Check for CMM Machines

Monel Balls

Monster Canoe Sphere

Monolithic Trihedral

Monument Sphere

Monuments for Probe Calibration

Most Common Ball Materials

Mounting Ultra-Precision Spheres for Calibration and Inspection Applications

Motion Picture Spherical Mirror

MP35N Balls

MRI Test Sphere


Nano Quality Balls

Nanometer Level Dimensional Metrology

Nanometer Quality Level Ball Manufacturing

News, Bal-tec Company

Non-Ferrous Balls

Non-Magnetic Balls

Non-Kinematic Couplings

Non-Reflective Balls

Novel Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Stand for Quicker CMM Evaluation

Nylon Balls


Optical Comparator Calibration, Kalisphere

Optical Flat Gage Anvil

Optical Flat Made of Metal

Optical Probe Calibration Balls

Optical Prilometry Calibration Sphere

Optical Scanning Master Sphere Set

Optical Straight Edge

Optical Table Mounted Balls

Over-Constraint of Kinematics

Over the Top


Pallets or Platform Castings, Raw Aluminum


Para-check gages

Parallel checking Ball Gage

Part Clamping Devices (Clay Pots)

Part Holding Devices (Clay Pots)

Part Holding System

Pencil Ball Gage

Phenol Balls

Phenol Formaldehyde Balls (Bakelite)

Photo Ball

Photo Picture Gallery

Photo Reflective Ball

Photos from Trade Show

Photogrammetry Balls

Plain Flat Kinematic Component

Plastic Balls

Platform, 4" Magnetic

Platform, 4" Universal

Plexiglas® Balls / Lucite Balls / Acrylic Balls

Polished Balls

Polycarbonate Balls / Plexiglas® Balls / Lucite Balls / Acrylic Balls

Polyethylene Balls

Polypropylene Balls

Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine Calibration

Portable Arm Calibration Device

Portable Arm CMM Calibration (Centerline Ranger)

Portable Arm CMM Calibration (Centerline Ranger)

Portable Arm CMM Calibrator

Portable Arm Coordinate Measuring Machines Calibration

Positioner, Device (PAL-1)

Post Extension for Probe Characterization and CNC Target Spheres (aka: Risers)

Pre-Assembled Kinematic Platform

Precise and Ultra-Precise Calibration Spheres for CMM's and Master Balls

Precise and Ultra-Precise Calibration Spheres for CMM's

Precision Balls

Precision Ball Plug Gages

Precision Probes for Portable CMM's

President's Corner

Pretzel, Build CMM with Off the Shelf Parts

Prismatic Components for Kinematics, Flat

Probe Balls

Probe Calibration Balls

Probe Calibration Sphere

Probe Calibration Sphere for Machine Tools

Probe Characterization Balls

Probe Characterization Spheres

Producing Medically Oriented Ball Products

Profile, Bal-tec Company

Profilometer Calibration Spheres

Prussian Blue

Pseudo Kinematics

Pseudo Kinematic Couplings


Quadra Sphere

Quality Control, Statistics & Ball Production

Quality Expo Video, 2011

The Quality of Tantalum Marker Beads

Quarter Round

Quick Grip Stand

Quote, Get a Quote


Radiation Hardened Kinematic Systems

Radiographic Bead or Ball

Radius of a Sphere


Raw Aluminum Pallets or Platform Castings

Raw Aluminum Riser Block Casting

Raw Aluminum Trivet Castings

Recent Developments in Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Technology

Replacement 45° Probe Calibration Sphere

Replacement Probe Calibration Sphere

Report On Ball Sizing

Research Library, Gleason

Reversible Roundness Machine Calibration Sphere

René 41 Balls

Riser Blocks

Riser Block Casting, Raw Aluminum

Riser extensions for CMM Probe Characterization Sphere, 3" and 6", (aka: Posts)

Rollers, Custom Made

Rose Bud Kinematic Coupling

Round Ball

Round Gage Anvil

Round Extensions for Bar Hold Down Clamps

Roundness Calibration Ball

Roundness Machine Master Calibration Spheres AUT-MS.5

Roundness Measurement of Our Gage Balls, Making the

Roundness Standard Ball

Rubber Balls

Rugged Stand for Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machines

Runt, The; Shorter Probe Calibration Sphere


Sapphire Oil, Lubricant for Ball Sizing

Satin Finished Balls, for Optical Calibration

Satin Finish Titanium Ball with a Magnet

Satin Finished Straight Edge

Scale Bar, also known as Ball Bar and Dumbbell

Scanning Spheres

Scratch Evaluation Ball

Scratch Probe

Screw Down Mounted Balls

Screws for Adaptor Hold Down on CMM

Screw Stop Post, Double Adjustable

Screw Stop Post, Short Adjustable

Search Engine

Seat Lapping Tool

Secrets of Ball Bar Calibration

Seventh Degree of Freedom, The

The Seventh Degree of Freedom, Or It’s Just Another Way of Looking at Things.

Serious Kinematic Coupling

Shadow Graph Calibration, Kalisphere

Shaft-Mounted Authenticator, AUT-1000

The Shielded Calibration Spheres

The Shielded Probe Spheres

Shopping Cart

Short Adaptor Screws

Short Adjustable Screw Stop Post

Short Ball Bars

Shoulder Bolt

Silicon Nitride Balls

Simplified CMM Evaluation

Single Element Go No Go Ball Gages

Sizes and Materials used by Bal-tec to Manufacture Balls

Sizing Ball Oil

Sizing Balls

Slim Calibration Sphere

Slotted Balls

SMR, Spherically Mounted Reflector

Small Balls

Small Ball Bars

Small Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Clamp

Small Hole Drilling of Balls

Small Star Probe Calibration

Small Tree Probe Calibration

Snake Ball, Go/ No Go Gage for Tubes

Snake Ball, Very Small

Soft Carbon Steel Balls

Soft Stainless Steel Balls

Software Errors in CMM Evaluation

Sphere for Machine Tool

Sphere Monument

Spherical Location Device

Split Kinematic Vee Block, Use of

Split Vee Block

Special Products

Special Reports and Technical Papers

Sphere for Axis Alignment

Sphere Mathematics

Spherical Area

Spherical Disk

Spherical Gage Tips

Spherical Indicator Tips

Spherical Puck

Sphericity, Measuring

Spindle Authenticators

Spindle Evaluation

Split Kinematic Vee Block without Abbé Offset Problems

Stainless Steel Balls, Type 440C Hardened

Stainless Steel Type 302

Stainless Steel Type 316

Stand, Ball Bar

Stand Clamps

Stand Collar

Stand Mounting Hardware

Stand Tie Down

Standard Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Standard Ball Bar (Dumbbell) for Evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machines

Standard Ball Bar (Dumbbell) for Evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machines per ANSI / ASME B89.4.1-1997

Standard Ball Bar for Evaluation of Coordinate Measuring Machines

Standard Commercial Balls

Standard Commercial Balls, Directory of Products

Standard Dumbbell

Standard Extensions

Standard Extensions for Probe Characterization and CNC Target Spheres

Standard Length Ball Bars (Dumbbells) Available From Stock

Standardized Instrument Components

Standardized Kinematic Components

Standardized Tooling Components

Star Probe Calibration Artifact

Statistics my Foot

Steel Ball

Steel Balls

Stem, Ball on

Stellite® Balls

Stick Lapping

Stick Lapping

Stiffening Plates, (see Flexures)

Sub Miniature Balls

Super Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Thing

Support for Long Ball Bars

Swing Test Balls


Talyrond Inspection Center

Tantalum Balls / Beads

Tantalum Cylinders

Tantalum Marker Bead Micro Hardness Testing

Tantalum Marker Beads, the Quality of

Tantalum Pucks

Tantalum Slugs

Technical Papers Directory

Teeny Tiny Vee Block - Cylindrical Post Mounted

PTFE Balls

Terms and Conditions

Test Ball

Tethered Kinematic Platforms


Tetrahedron, Kinematic

The Big One

The Geostep 3400™ For Full CMM Calibration

The Hammer

The Kinematic Quarter Round

The Triple Cross Tells All

The Two Ball Kinematic Coupling

Thread Gage Ball

Threaded Ball

Threaded Ball, Catalog Page

Threaded Cylinder

Threaded Device Positioner (PAL-2)

Threaded Mounted Balls

Three Ball Kinematic Platform

Three Ball Kinematic Platform

Three Dimensional Ball Plate

Through Drilled Balls

Tie Down Kit

Time-Saving Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Fixture (3B-KM)

Tiny Ball Sphericity Measurement

Titanium Balls

Titanium Balls, Stock

Titanium Finished Straight Edge

Titanium Flange Mounted Authenticator AU4000-TIT

Titanium Non-Reflective Balls

Titanium Straight Edge

Tolerances, Ball

Tool Steel, 02

Tool Steel, 06

Tooling Ball, Stainless Steel

Top Kinematic Platform

Tree Probe


Trihedral, Monolithic

Trihedron, Kinematic

Tri-mount, Collar for Ball Bar

Trivet, 14" Indexing

Trivet, 14"

Trivet, a 14 Inch Tripod

Truncated and Recessed Ball

Truncated and Recessed Cylinder

Truncated and Threaded Ball

Truncated and Threaded Cylinder

Truncated Ball

Truncated Ball with Blind Hole

Truncated Ball with Counterbored Hole

Truncated Balls with a Flat

Truncated Cylinder

Truncated Cylinder with Blind Holes

Truncated Cylinder with Counterbored Holes

Tube Gaging

Tungsten Balls

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten Carbide Balls, qualities of

Tungsten Carbide Balls

Two Ball Kinematic Coupling for Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Evaluation of CMM

Typical Kinematic Application


Ultra Precise Ball Bar (Dumbbell)

Ultra-Precise Calibration Spheres for CMM's

Ultra Precise Balls

Uniquity of the Precision Ball Manufacturing Process, The

Universal 4" Platform

Unistraint Ball Bar: Introducing the Concept

Unistraint Calibration Artifact

Unistraint: "If it doesn't bend it doesn't matter"

Universal Tee-Nut

Up Side Down Flexure

Use of the Split Kinematic Vee Block

Using Gage Blocks

Using the Probe Characterization or Calibration Sphere


V Block, All

Vacuum Hold Down Plate / Chuck, Abalone

Valve Balls

Variable Length Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Kit

VDI/VDE 260, Vision System Calibration with Ball Bars

Vee Block, All

Vee Block, Aluminum Casting

Vee Block Design and Mounting Techniques for Kinematic Applications

Vee Block, Giant Surface Mounted Kinematic

Vee Block, Large Size Cylindrical Post Mounted Kinematic, For 1 1/4", 1.25",(31.75 mm) through 2.0" (50.8 mm) Balls

Vee Block, Mid-Sized Cylindrical Post Mounted , For 5/16" (0.3125", 7.94 mm) through 1/2" (0.50", 12.7 mm) Balls

Vee Block, Mid-Sized Surface Mounted, For 5/16" (0.3125") (7.9 mm) through 1/2" (12.2 mm) Balls

Vee Block, Surface Mounted, For 5/8" (0.625" 15.875 mm) through 1" (25.4 mm) Balls

Vee Block, Teeny Tiny For 3/16" (0.1875", 4.76 mm) through 1/4" (0.25", 6.35 mm) Balls

Versatile Inspection Ball Kits

Very Large Canoe Sphere

Very Long Collar For 3-Inch Posts

Very Short Ball Bars (Dumbbells)

A Vise for CMM Use

Video, Ball Machine Operation

Video of CMM Calibration

Video Mirror for Wide Angle Photography

Vision System Calibration with Ball Bars

Volume of a Sphere


Waspaloy Balls

Way Out Ball Bar Support Rail

Way Out Ball Bar (Dumbbell) Support

What is a Sphere?

White Light Scanner Calibration Devices

White Light Scanning Master Sphere Set

Weldable Steel Balls


White Papers Directory

Wide Angle Spherical Mirror

Wobble Plate Adjustable Authenticator

Wringing Gage Blocks


X-Ray opaque ball

X-Ray opaque location ball

X-Ray marker ball

X Tolerance Ball

XX Tolerance Ball

X Tolerance Gage Ball

XX Tolerance Gage Ball



Z Axis Repeatability of Kinematic Couplings

Z Tolerance Ball

Zirconium-oxide Balls

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