This SAE Standard covers the general and dimensional data for industrial quality ball joints commonly used on control linkages in metric automotive, marine, construction, and industrial equipment applications. The ball joints described are available from several manufacturers within the range of the interchangable specifications. The sliding contact slef-aligning bearing members (ball and socket) are available in a variety of materials in the types shown. The load capacities and wear capabilities vary considerably with the design and fabrication. It is suggested that the manufacturers be consulted for recommendations for the type and design to particular applications. The inclusion of dimensional data in the document is not intended to imply that all the products described are stock production sizes. Consumers are requested to consult with manufacturers concerning availability of stock production parts.
The technical report covers general technology, products, or processes for Metric Ball Joints. Manufacturers should be consulted for specific design considerations with respect to application and usage.