The Science of Ball Bearing Technology

A ball is a small round object with many uses. It’s used in many ball games, in which the action of the game normally follows the movement of the ball as it’s being casted, thrown or kicked. Balls can also sometimes be used for even simpler activities, like juggling or catch. Of course, when you’re playing sports or games with a ball, it’s important to use proper equipment, which can vary widely.


In baseball, the most common ball used for games is the square-shaped ball, called a “base.” These are often made of hard plastic, although leather and neoprene are also sometimes used. There are also spherical balls, called “softballs” that may be filled with dye or air. Many ball games use both spherical and soft-filled balls, with the exception of lacrosse. Softball is played with a modified field similar to that of lacrosse, which makes it easier to throw the ball because of its small surface area.

When making softball fields, it’s important to make sure there are enough ball bearings to allow for all the balls to be thrown. Some games such as baseball and soccer use only one ball bearing per side, while other ball bearing games use two per side. The larger and heavier the ball bearings, the more accurate the throw. This is why baseball and soccer balls have relatively large ball bearings.

There are several types of ball bearings. Spherical ball bearings tend to provide the most reliable power with a high level of torque and speed. Most spherical bearings have one ball center bore and two ball shanks. A two ball bearing arrangement has the shanks located radially instead of centrally, which increases accuracy but decreases the thrust load.

A cross-barrel basting system is used in many high-performance equipment designs. It’s also used in many hand held and portable ball markers. The cross-barrel assembly of a marker consists of a bolt that attaches to the barrel assembly and then there are balls on either side of the bolt. Cross-barrel ball markers are generally more reliable than other designs, however they tend to need more maintenance and have a lower level of torque.

Ball bearings can be grouped into two main categories: smooth ball bearings and oiled ball bearings. Smooth ball bearings are similar to a spherical ball when it comes to their external construction. These types of balls tend to have better linearity and greater accuracy than oiled ball bearings. Oiled ball bearings, on the other hand, consist of an internal roller bearing and a external sleeve. Oiled bearings tend to be more durable and smoother, however they have the tendency to be very hot and produce greater turbulence, which could negatively impact the accuracy of your shot.