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The Place For All Your Precision Ball Needs

About Us

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NSK-AKS Precision Ball Company, located in Clarinda, Iowa, is a joint venture between Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha (NSK Ltd.) and Amatsuji Steel Ball Mfg. Co., Ltd. both from Japan. Founded in 1988, NSK-AKS is a global supplier of high quality, precision steel balls for many markets including the automotive industry, anti-friction bearing industry, original equipment manufacturers, and other ball companies. Our strength is our customer focus in meeting your quality, cost, delivery, and service needs.

Products and Services

As NSK-AKS Clarinda we have the ability to manufacture many different sizes and grades of steel balls in our process. We also have the ability to import products that we don't produce to satisfy any of our customers needs. 

Precision Steel Balls
Precision Ceramic Balls

Our Process

Our complete process is thorough and precise. Every step is carefully executed and observed. We believe that our process makes the best precision balls in the world. Our product goes through a 6 step process. This process includes heading, flashing, heat treating hard grind and lapping, cleaning, and a visual inspection.

Latest News 

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Happy Holidays!

Dec. 22, 2023

We celebrated the holidays(and a successful year) with a feast. We pampered our employees with a full-course holiday meal and prizes.

Coming Up

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Starting this Summer...

We are in the beginning stages of creating a Wildflower Garden on the north side of our campus. For context, the Monarch Butterfly populations have declined over the last two decades and Iowa is a "summer recharge zone." These factors will make our upcoming habitat very helpful for our beautiful friends.

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