Steinmeyer Inc.'s ball screws are from 3 to 160 mm in diameter and can be customized for
vacuum requirements. All components, including shaft, ball nut body, ball
deflectors and balls are manufactured from stainless steel. Depending on the
application, the ball screw is provided with either vacuum compatible grease or
a dry lubricant coating such as tungsten disulfide or molybdenum disulfide. The
ball nut can be supplied with silicon nitride balls. Typical applications include actuators for use in: aerospace, electron beam
inspection, lithography, synchrotron
research and nanotechnology.
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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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