Wave springs offer up to 50% space savings in comparison to a traditional coil spring. The smaller springs operate at a shorter work height which means a smaller spring cavity and weight savings from less material. This provides an opportunity for
overall cost savings. Wave springs operate as load bearing devices. They take up play and compensate for dimensional variations within assemblies. A virtually unlimited range of forces can be produced whereby loads build either gradually or abruptly to reach a predetermined working height. This establishes a precise spring rate in which load is proportional to deflection.
Spirolox® Retaining Rings:
Spirolox retaining rings come standard in 302 & 316 stainless steel and are available in other exotic alloys. They are specified because of their unique advantages over a traditional stamped ring. They have No Ears to Interfere® with mating assembly components. The lug or ear free ring makes it ideal for tight radial applications. Spiral rings offer a 360-degree retaining surface, require no special tools for installation and removal, and are interchangeable with ordinary stamped ring grooves.
Smalley prides itself on being a trusted partner to OEMs worldwide. In order to better serve customers across all industries Smalley is certified to ISO 13485, ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, and ISO/TS 16949 certified.
Small Diameter Products:
Smalley’s expanded manufacturing capabilities allow for Wave Springs and Spirolox Retaining Rings down to .157” in diameter.
Smalley parts are formed through the unique process of Edgewinding. Rings and springs are manufactured from round wire that is flattened and coiled on edge. The flat wire has a grain structure that is linear, providing exceptional strength and dimensional stability. This process reduces scrap, allowing for the economical production of special alloy products, fast prototypes, and large volume orders.
Do not sacrifice application performance due to part availability, at Smalley, customs are standard. Our No-Tooling-CostTM process provides an economical means of manufacturing a custom ring or spring to your exact specifications. Change the diameter, material thickness, alloy or nearly any product characteristic to fit within your assembly.
Smalley will send free samples of any of the 10,000 standard parts offered in the catalog. Simply go to smalley.com/samples to request free samples.
For over 50 years, innovation, quality, and engineering have been at the core of Smalley’s business, this commitment has led Smalley to become the leading manufacturer of Spirolox® retaining rings and wave springs. Their commitment to service combined with a reputation for on-time delivery has earned Smalley approved supplier status with leading OEM manufacturers around the world. Smalley engineers have designed or specified thousands of parts globally across nearly every industry. They provide free design consultations, to ensure your unique application considerations are taken into account. Standard or custom, Smalley provides you with the right part, in the right material, for your application.