Smalley Steel Ring Co.

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Smalley goes...Smaller!

New advances in ring and spring manufacturing Lake Zurich – IL From medical devices to electronics, the world around us is getting smaller. “How small can you go?” This is one of the questions a Smalley engineer hears all the time … but a better question is how small do you need? As The Engineer’s Choice™ for Wave Springs and Spirolox® Retaining Rings we have the answer!...

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Linear Springs act as load bearing devices.
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Linear Springs act as load bearing devices.

Comprised of continuous wave formed wire length produced from spring tempered materials, Linear Spring Series offersÂ- selection of spring loads that react along straight line. This allows placement in axial direction while providing radial force. Products act as load bearing devices having approximately same load/deflection characteristics as wave spring. There are 200+...

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Retaining Rings are suited for thin radial walls.
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Retaining Rings are suited for thin radial walls.

With minimal radial projection and shallow groove depth, Metric Hoopster® Retaining Rings provide means to retain mechanical components where space is of concern. Profile, circularity, and radial size allow this product to be unobtrusive component in assembly. Suitable for light to heavy loads and thin wall tubes, rings also feature radial profile that will not twist or deform under load....

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Fasteners & Hardware

Wave Springs range from 6-60 mm.

With metric Crest-to-Crest® Wave Springs, OEMs can cut assembly size by up to 50% while maintaining same amount of force and deflection as regular coiled springs. Over 3,000 standard wave springs are available in 17-7 stainless steel or carbon steel.

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Spiral Retaining Rings feature single turn design.

Available for both internal and external grooves, Metric Spiral Retaining Rings come in carbon and stainless steel in diameters ranging from 6-300 mm. With No-Tooling-Cost(TM) manufacturing process, special designs can be produced from 5-2,300 mm. Metric rings are also available to match European DIN 471 and 472 grooves and aerospace specification MA 4017 and 4016.

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Company News

Smalley's New 2021 Ring and Spring Catalog and Design Guide Goes Digital!

Print or Interactive Digital Download Available  Lake Zurich, IL, April 6, 2021 – Smalley recently launched the 2021 Ring and Spring Catalog and Design Guide, a resource engineers have relied on for decades for retaining ring and compression spring selection. Smalley’s Catalog and Design Guide contains specifications on over 10,000 stock parts, custom design configurations, engineering...

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Smalley Launches New Catalog - An Engineer's Go-To Guide for Rings and Springs

Print or Interactive Digital Download Available  Lake Zurich, IL, February 22, 2021 – Find your next wave spring, retaining ring, and constant section ring in Smalley’s newest Catalog and Design Guide release. As the inventor of the edgewound wave spring with over 100 years of manufacturing excellence, Smalley has helped thousands of engineers and professionals create applicationspecific...

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Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 8th Consecutive Year

Lake Zurich, IL, January 21, 2021 - Smalley was presented the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the year 2019, marking the 8th consecutive year to receive this prestigious honor. General Motors works with thousands of suppliers worldwide, but only a small percentage are presented with this award. The Supplier Quality Excellence Award is exclusive to top-performing suppliers...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Smalley goes...Smaller!

New advances in ring and spring manufacturing Lake Zurich – IL From medical devices to electronics, the world around us is getting smaller. “How small can you go?” This is one of the questions a Smalley engineer hears all the time … but a better question is how small do you need? As The Engineer’s Choice™ for Wave Springs and Spirolox® Retaining Rings we have the answer!...

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Smalley's New Website Makes "Invisible" Parts Easy to Find

Lake Zurich, IL — What do the Mars Lander and high-performance athletic shoes have in common? You could stare at them all day and never come up with the right answer. That’s because what they share isn’t visible to the naked eye. Each contains an internal component from the Smalley Steel Ring Company, the world leader in the manufacturing and development of Spirolox® Retaining Rings,...

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Company News

Smalley Receives Back-to-Back GM Excellence Awards

Lake Zurich, IL – For the second consecutive year, Smalley is pleased to have received General Motor’s prestigious GM Suppler Quality Excellence award. “This is the second year GM is honoring suppliers who are making noteworthy contributions to GM’s goal of providing the best overall customer experience in the automotive industry.”Â-  ”Reaching our goal to be...

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Linear Springs act as load bearing devices.
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Linear Springs act as load bearing devices.

Comprised of continuous wave formed wire length produced from spring tempered materials, Linear Spring Series offersÂ- selection of spring loads that react along straight line. This allows placement in axial direction while providing radial force. Products act as load bearing devices having approximately same load/deflection characteristics as wave spring. There are 200+...

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Company News

New 2013 50th Anniversary Parts and Engineering Catalog

Smalley Steel Ring Company, the world leader in the manufacturing and development of Spirolox® Retaining Rings, Constant Section Rings and Wave Springs announces the release of the new 50th Anniversary Parts and Engineering Catalog for 2013. The new catalog combines previously existing Spirolox® Retaining Ring and Wave Spring series with newly released series. Smalley’s recently...

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