Skip to main content

Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities

Belden Universal specializes in manufacturing high-precision standard and custom universal joints (also called cardan joints) for challenging applications. We can develop a wide variety of other machined components from bar stock, with complex geometries and outside diameters of 0.11” [2.8mm] to 8.0” [203mm]. Our responsive, award-winning design and production team delivers innovative engineered solutions for virtually any customer requirement.



Belden Universal places heavy emphasis on investing in the latest production technologies.  Our shop is outfitted with the latest in CNC Turning, Milling, and Grinding equipment, along with various specialized automation equipment selected for maximum efficiency. We can utilize our automated production cells on higher volume projects to achieve cost-savings for our customers. Our in-house testing and state-of-the art manufacturing equipment ensure that the end products meet our customers' highest expectations.

Production Equipment

Multi-Axis CNC Machining Centers

  • Multi-Axis Mill-Turn CNC Machines
  • Swiss CNC Turning Machines 
  • 4-axis Vertical Mills
  • In-house Honing & Grinding 
  • Multiple Turning Centers feature automation that enables 'lights out' machining for maximum efficiency

Closed-Loop Manufacturing Cell

  • Combines the Functions of Both a CNC and CMM machine to enable extended unattended machining
  • Data Collection and Monitoring of Live Data to Maintain CPK of 1.33 or Higher

Automated Riveting Process

  • Replaces Manual Forming of Field Head
  • Quicker, More Reliable, Consistent Output
  • Eliminates Bending & Compression on the Rivet Body (inherent to manual process)


Closed-Loop Manufacturing Cell

Testing & Inspection

In-House Testing Equipment

  • Quicker Development Times, Lower Costs
  • Dynamic Endurance Test Cell
  • Static Torque Test Cell
  • Ultimate Breaking Torque Testing

Digitized Inspection Records

  • Automated, Simplified, Speedy Processes
  • Any-Time Viewing of Live Data
  • Proof of Process Stability

Automated Measuring Equipment

  • Optical Inspection System
  • CMM

Dynamic Endurance Testing


Quality & Compliance


Quality Standards

  • AS 9100D
  • MS & QPL Certified Products

Compliance Capabilities

  • RoHS
  • NIST 800-171

Certification Capabilities

  • Lot Traceability / Part Serialization
  • AS 9102 FAIR

Broad Selection of Materials

Component Materials

  • Alloy Steel 1144; 4142; 8620

  • Stainless 303; 304; 316; 416; 420; 431

  • Stainless 17-4 & 15-5 PH; BS S143

  • Duplex & Super Duplex Stainless Alloys

  • Bronze & Brass Alloys

  • Aluminum

  • Nitronic

  • Titanium

Coatings & Platings

  • Nickel

  • Zinc

  • Cadmium

  • Zinc-Nickel

  • Xylan

  • PTFE / MoS2

  • Anodizing & Black Oxide

  • Polishing / Surface Passivation