Based in Waltham, Mass., Bird Precision is a producer of precision jewels and low-friction, high-precision components. Established in 1913, the company creates a wide variety of orifices for a range of applications and industries, including medical equipment and instruments, original equipment manufacturer, aerospace and transportation. Bird Precision also offers a range of micro-drilled inserts, fittings and filter components. The company offers various orifices that are used in a variety of equipment, including hydraulic valves, hydrostatic bearings, analytical instruments, medical gas valves, pneumatics regulators, high-pressure jets, leak detection, and cell counting and medical instrumentation. It has a precision glass jewel manufacturing plant in the United States and offers micro-miniature precision orifices, nozzles and restrictors for the hydraulics and pneumatics industries.