Abbott offers carburized balls and case hardened carbon steel balls. Carbon balls in the soft stage with no heat treatment are also available. Through-hardened carbon balls are available upon request. Balls with both low and high carbon content are also offered. Abbott carbon steel balls are used in automotive applications, for semi-precision bearings, and in commercial applications such as casters, locks, and drawer slides. Other applications for carbon steel balls include locks, bicycles, roller skates, slides, trolleys and conveyors.

AISI Type 1018 Carbon Steel Balls      
SIZE RANGE   1.0mm (.040") up to 2-1/2"  
GRADES:   100, 500, 1000, 2000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION      
CARBON   .15% - .20%  
MANGANESE   .6% - .9%  
PHOSPHOROUS   .03% MAX.  
SULPHUR   .05% MAX.  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES      
HARDNESS   RC 60 min.  
       
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS      
CORROSION RESISTANCE   NOT CORROSION RESISTANCE  
       
GENERAL USAGE      
BEARINGS, AUTOMOTIVE AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS SUCH AS CASTORS, LOCKS, AND DRAWER SLIDES
       

 

AISI Type 1015 Carbon Steel Balls      
SIZE RANGE   1.0mm (.040") up to 2-1/2"  
GRADES:   100, 500, 1000, 2000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION      
CARBON   .13% - .18%  
MANGANESE   .3% - .6%  
PHOSPHOROUS   .04% MAX.  
SULPHUR   .05% MAX.  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES      
HARDNESS   RC 60 min.  
       
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS      
CORROSION RESISTANCE   NOT CORROSION RESISTANCE  
       
GENERAL USAGE      
BEARINGS, AUTOMOTIVE AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS SUCH AS CASTORS, LOCKS, AND DRAWER SLIDES
       

 

Softballs - 1018 Steel      
SIZE RANGE   1.0mm (.040") up to 2-1/2"  
GRADES:   100, 500, 1000, 2000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION      
CARBON   .15% - .20%  
MANGANESE   .6% - .9%  
PHOSPHOROUS   .04% MAX.  
SULPHUR   .05% MAX.  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES      
HARDNESS   N.A.  
       
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS      
CORROSION RESISTANCE   NOT CORROSION RESISTANCE  
       
GENERAL USAGE      
WELDING CAPABILITIES, DECORATIVE