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Several designs of D-rings are available from Ken Forging.

As one of North America’s top manufacturers of drop-forged industrial hardware, Ken Forging specializes in a variety of essential products: eyebolts, rod ends, turnbuckle bodies and others. Another type of hardware that the company produces is D-rings, which have a number of uses in many workplace settings.

What is a D-ring?

Constructed out of drop-forged carbon steel, a D-ring is used mainly as a lashing point, sometimes at the end of a leather or fabric strap or secured to a surface. It gets its name from its shape – a curved ring with one straight side, like the letter “D”.

D-rings of varying materials are found in a wide variety of applications, from clothing and luggage to dog collars, horse bit rings, and even theatre scenery. Ken Forging focuses mainly on carbon-steel, self-coloured D-rings similar to those built for the backs of semi-tractor trailers, usually connected to a surface by a welded-on or bolted-on strap.

Ken Forging offers three shapes of D-rings: straight, bent, and triangular. The types available are as follows:

  • C1045 – Sectional diameters range from 3/8 to one inch; width from 2 3/16 to 5½ inches; overall length from 2¼ to six inches; weight from 0.22 to 3.7 pounds.
  • C1018-C1020 (Weld-On Clips) – Length from two to 3¼ inches; height from 1 1/16 to 1 11/16 inches; width from 1 5/8 to 1 15/16 inches; weight from 0.48 to 1.13 pounds.
  • C1018-C1020 (Bolt-On Clips) – Length from 3 11/32 to 3 9/16 inches; height from 5/8 to 15/16 inches; width from 1 3/16 to 1 5/8 inches; weight from 0.18 to 0.45 pounds.

All of Ken Forging’s D-rings have a minimum tensile strength of 75,000 pounds per square inch. They are also compliant with ASTM A668, Class D.

Like all of the company’s products, these D-rings are known for their strength and reliability.

About the manufacturer

Based in Jefferson, OH, Ken Forging is a family-owned company that produces drop-forged industrial hardware products. It was founded in 1970.

To learn more, contact Ken Forging at (440) 993-8091, or visit the company website here.


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Posted by Ken Forging


As one of North America’s top manufacturers of drop-forged industrial hardware, Ken Forging specializes in a variety of... Read more

Contact supplier