Global Precision Ball & Roller
178 Sunny Valley Road
New Milford, Connecticut 06776


Type 304 Stainless Steel

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At Global Precision, we provide a variety of different steel balls which we tailor to specific industries and tasks. When deciding on which material is best for your application, it’s important to consider your options and consider the steel’s composition. One of our more popular options is our type 304 stainless steel. The unique design of this type of steel allows it to serve various industries.

Composition & Properties

The engineering behind each grade of stainless steel includes a special combination of different elements that affect how the material will perform. Since it includes a variety of metals, stainless steel is an alloy. 304 stainless steel’s chemical composition contains the following:

  1. Chromium – 18% - 20%
  2. Carbon – .08%
  3. Nickel – 8% - 10.5%
  4. Manganese – 2%
  5. Silicon – 1% Max
  6. Phosphorous – .045% Max
  7. Sulphur –  .03% Max

This specific combination leaves you with a material that has good corrosion resistance, especially against dyes, food, and other materials. Type 304 stainless steel has a hardness of 70 on the Rockwell hardness scale.

304 stainless steel’s strength is between 80,000 – 180,000 psi on the Tensile strength test. This puts 304 on the lower end of the strength spectrum.


Thanks to the high levels of chromium in this type of steel, it boasts good corrosion and oxidation resistance. It is also easy to clean and fabricate, making it ideal for assorted uses in different industries.


The agricultural, aerosol, cosmetic, manufacturing, and material handling industries use type 304 stainless steel balls. The ideal time to use this type of ball bearing is when you need a resistant material that won’t come across too much pressure.

All our ball bearings go through an elaborate five-step manufacturing process: heading, flashing, heat treating, grinding, and polishing. The attention to detail we put into this process ensures that you have a bearing that will last for years to come.

Contact us for more information today!

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