Shaped rings manufactured to specific requirementsAugust 27, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Newcomb Spring is more than a spring manufacturer. The company also produces custom shaped rings in a variety of sizes and shapes.
The rings are used for a wide range of applications, and offer greater tolerances and require less machining than pins or screws, for example. External rings are typically used to hold a collection of items together, while internal rings are commonly inserted into a bored area or housing, and exert pressure outward. When installed, the internal ring is elastically deformed and put into place, and subsequently snaps back to its unstressed condition.
The rings are typically round in shape; however, Newcomb Spring’s custom process allows it to manufacture other shapes, including hexagon and oblong. The sizes range from .254 to 15.9 mm (.010 to .625 inches) in wire diameter, and there are many material options to consider for shaped rings — each type offering different load capacities, which need to be considered to ensure the ring will operate without the risk of failure.
Newcomb Spring’s team of designers is ready to help customers with the design of their shaped, snap and retaining rings, ensuring they end up with the best option for their specific application. These shaped rings will meet the strictest customer tolerance requirements.
To learn more, contact Newcomb Spring. With plants in the U.S. and Canada, the company has led the North American spring manufacturing industry for more than a century. In addition to custom shaped rings, it produces compression, extension, torsion, micro and magazine springs, as well as wire forms, flat forms, battery springs and contacts, and hooks. Regardless of the part being manufactured, the company has the capability to produce large runs, short runs or prototypes.