We are proud to present the latest in armature innovation - the Ball Stem, designed and manufactured by JulianClarkStudios.
The Ball Stem is a new component designed to eliminate the biggest issue with stop motion animation armatures - steel balls detaching from the rods.
Traditionally, the only sure way of keeping a steel ball attached to a steel rod is to silver solder/braize them together, this is not only an acquired skill, but costly to invest in the correct equipment and very hazardous in the process.
Quite simply, the Ball Stem is a ball and threaded rod precision made from a single piece of stainless steel! That's never going to come apart!!
Using the latest precision technology to achieve the acuracy required for the smooth operation of all ball & socket joints, working within tolerances of 0.03mm and manufactured from hard wearing stainless steel, the Ball Stem can be used with any ball & socket joint that utilizes a 5mm or 6mm ball.
6mm Diameter Ball End
3mm diameter, 5mm long smooth collar to protect edges of joints
70mm long, M3 threaded Stem
All made from hard wearing 304L Stainless Steel
Just cut to size and debur!
Use additional Threaded Rod & Threaded Rod Connectors to increase original length (see below)