When engineers seek a higher level of precision and performance in retaining rings, wave springs or constant section rings, there’s only one choice: Smalley.
All Smalley retaining rings, wave springs and constant section rings are manufactured with our unique edgewinding process. This eliminates any tooling charges, greatly increases design flexibility and reduces lead times as dies do not have to be produced.
Retaining Rings - Unlike die-stamped circlips/ retaining rings, Spirolox Retaining Rings are coiled to the exact diameter required. They have a uniform cross-section—or, to use our terminology, “No Ears to Interfere” within an assembly—and are free of burrs. Spirolox Retaining Rings meet military and aerospace specifications and are found in thousands of mechanical products around the world.
Wave Springs - Wave springs are precise flat wire compression springs that fit into assemblies where space is at a premium. Since the overall lengths and operating heights of wave springs are lower than those of conventional round wire springs, they will often reduce the size of the spring cavity by as much as 50%. Of course, this will also reduce the weight and raw material cost of the assembly
At Smalley, we believe that engineers should work with engineers. So we ensure that customers work directly with our experienced and talented team. This access to technical expertise and problem solving, prototyping and collaboration is rare in the industry. But it allows you to take your designs further than you thought possible. And our No-Tooling Charges™ process means cost-effective prototyping for you.
Every Smalley ring and spring—whether it's a unique design or one of our 10,000 stock items—is backed by our legendary customer support. Our commitment to service combined with our near-perfect record of on-time delivery has earned us an approved supplier status with leading OEM manufacturers around the world. We're always looking for ways to expand and improve our Customer Service and Engineering/ Technical Assistance. And with regional offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Smalley provides total global supply chain solutions to meet your worldwide manufacturing requirements. See for yourself what the Smalley team can bring to your critical design applications. We look forward to working with you.
When time is of the essence, our No-Tooling-Cost™ manufacturing process allows for fast prototyping and economical production. Free CAD downloads and a staff of engineers available for design consultations provides our customers with a full range of resources to ensure their application contains the most cost-effective solution possible. We are certified to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, AS 9100C and ISO 14001, Smalley is able to offer customers worldwide unprecedented service and quality.