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Smalley - Retaining Rings for e-Mobility

The Electric Mobility Industry is rapidly expanding with the rise of many new products. Electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, forklifts, and vehicle charging stations to name a few. As the field grows, Smalley is integral to many industry leaders in developing and supplying critical components for these applications. (read more)

Smalley - Revolox Self-locking Ring for High RPM Application

In this insightful video presented by a real design engineer at Smalley, we focus on Smalley's innovative solution for high RPM applications – the Revolox® self-locking retaining ring. The video overviews the challenges associated with high rotational speeds and the key features that make the Revolox an effective and reliable solution. (read more)

Smalley - Smalley Launches New Ring and Spring Catalog

Smalley Launches New Catalog - An Engineer’s Go-To Guide for Rings and Springs
Print or Interactive Digital Download Available (read more)

Smalley - Smalley Wins 11th GM Supplier Quality Award

Smalley received the 2022 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 11th consecutive year (read more)

Smalley - The Revolutionary Revolox® Self-Locking Ring

The Revolutionary Revolox Self-Locking Retaining Ring.
Safely and Easily Secure Your High-Speed Rotational Needs!
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Smalley - Tapered Section Ring (Circlip) Series Released

When you are in need of a quick and economical heavy-duty ring, Smalley's newest standard series of Tapered Section Retaining Rings (Circlips) is here to secure your assembly! These products are only available for sale for United States-based customers. (read more)

Smalley - High RPM Retaining Solutions Techical Guide

High RPM? No Problem! Explore Self-Locking Ring options from Smalley. (read more)

Smalley - FAQ: Packaging

The logistics of shipping and packaging can be a headache when you’re working with components of all sorts of shapes, sizes and quantities. To help simplify the process we’ve highlighted some of the key ways that Smalley can get you the parts you need quickly and efficiently. (read more)

Smalley - Revolox Self-Locking Ring Product Guide

Smalley manufactures custom compression springs to meet specific application requirements. Smalley's manufacturing process allows for special designs to be produced with No-Tooling-Charges™. Customs are available from .157" to 120" diameters; carbon steel, stainless steel and exotic alloys are readily available for production. (read more)

Smalley - Retaining Ring Types and Selection

This blog covers the main types of retaining rings and constant section (snap) rings so that you’re more informed to find the best possible ring for your application. (read more)

Smalley - Wave Spring FAQ E-Book

What can a wave spring do for you? Smalley engineers have created a brand new Ask the Expert - Wave Spring FAQ E-Book that answers all of your wave spring questions in one simple guide. (read more)

Smalley - Spirolox® Retaining Ring vs. Stamped Circlip

While there are a variety of retaining rings available in the industry, engineers specify Spirolox retaining rings, because of their unique configuration, reliability, and convenience. This blog compares a traditional circlip to a Smalley Spirolox retaining ring, as there are notable differences between them. (read more)

Smalley - Self-Locking, Balanced, and ID/OD Lock Rings

Smalley Spirolox Retaining Rings are the trusted industry solution because of their unique configuration, reliability, and convenience.

If a standard retaining ring does not fit your application requirements, we offer custom design features to address several assembly considerations, including rotational-dependent applications, balance-critical applications, and interlockin... (read more)

Smalley - Nested Spirawave: For High Force Applications

Nested Spirawave Wave Springs are flat wire wave springs with multiple turns coiled in parallel to produce higher forces. Providing two to three times the force of a Single-Turn Wave Spring, they are a cost-effective solution to meet your higher force requirements. (read more)

Smalley - Nested Spirawave® Standard Wave Springs Series

Smalley is pleased to announce the release of a new Nested Spirawave® Wave Springs series. Smalley has been producing nested wave springs as customs for 30 years, but this will mark the first standard series on the market. Nested Spirawave Wave Springs are flat wire wave springs with multiple turns, coiled in parallel to produce higher forces. (read more)

Smalley - Download our Retaining Ring FAQ E-Book

You asked. We answered.

Finding the best possible solution for your design challenge is no easy task. Smalley engineers have created a brand new Ask the Expert - Retaining Ring FAQ E-book that answers all of your retaining questions in one simple guide. (read more)

Smalley - Download our New Product Guide

One guide for all of our products. (read more)

Smalley - How to Install & Remove an External Spirolox® Ring

This video covers how to install and remove an External Spirolox® Retaining Ring using a flathead screwdriver and a staple remover. (read more)

Smalley - Bearing Preload Springs - Prolong Bearing Life

Smalley's Single-Turn Wave Spring preloads the bearing assembly by taking up play. Smalley springs reduce vibration, noise and heat buildup. It will also compensate for dimensional variation within assemblies and fit snugly in the housing. Smalley Wave Springs will extend bearing life. (read more)

Smalley - Top 6 Advantages of a Wave Spring

Adding a wave spring to your design toolkit can open up a world of new and innovative possibilities. Knowing when to use a wave spring and understanding the value it brings can take your designs to the next level.

So when should you use a wave spring? (read more)

Smalley - Crest-to-Crest® Wave Springs

Smalley's Flat Wire Wave Springs reduce spring heights by up to 50%, while offering the same force and deflection as standard coil springs. Wave Springs fit in tight radial and axial spaces and reduce operating heights, allowing for smaller assemblies. (read more)

Smalley - Small Crest-to-Crest Wave Springs

Crest-to-Crest Wave Springs enable original equipment manufacturers to reduce the size of their assembly in half while maintaining the same amount of force and deflection as a regular coiled compression spring. (read more)

Smalley - Form, Fit, & Function of Retaining Rings eBook

Smalley Engineers answer your Retaining Rings questions with our Understanding the Form, Fit and Function of Retaining Rings eBook. (read more)

Smalley - Smalley Interactive CAD Library

Smalley leads the way in designing and manufacturing retaining rings and wave springs. We have developed an interactive, parametrically drawn, CAD library. This library provides information about our various ring and spring products, and is always available to our customers for immediate download. (read more)

Smalley - Spirolox® Retaining Ring Tooling Guide

While no tools are generally required for Spirolox Ring installation, in some applications the groove placement or thickness of the ring may complicate installation. Heavy-duty single-turn retaining rings can be located in hard to reach grooves, making installation more challenging. Luckily, Smalley has developed a number of different tools and techniques to assist with rings... (read more)

Smalley - Bearing Preload Series Expansion

Smalley is pleased to announce the expansion of our Bearing Preload Series. Smalley continues to push the limits in coiling innovation. The expansion of our popular bearing preload (SSB) series adds diameters ranging from 9 mm to 13 mm. Now over 300 SSB springs are stocked in carbon and stainless steel with free samples available to test in your application. (read more)

Smalley - Stainless Steel Wave Springs - In Stock

Smalley Wave Springs offer the unique advantage of space savings when used to replace coil springs. By reducing spring operating height, the spring cavity is also reduced. With a smaller assembly size and less material used in the manufacturing process, a cost savings is realized. (read more)

Smalley - Smalley attains IATF 16949:2016 Certification

From powertrain to airbags, mirror assemblies to seating, Smalley Retaining Rings and Wave Springs are used throughout the automotive industry. We are pleased to announce that our automotive certification has been upgraded to IATF 16949:2016. (read more)

Smalley - Hoopster Retaining Rings for Shallow Grooves

Smalley introduces Hoopster Retaining Rings. Hoopster rings fit into much shallower grooves than regular snap rings or retaining rings. The Hoopster's low profile, precision circularity and small radial size allow it to be an unobtrusive component in an assembly. Hoopster Retaining Rings are suitable for light to heavy loads and are ideal for thin wall tubes. (read more)

Smalley - Wave Spring Application Examples

Engineers in the aerospace, automotive, medical, off-highway and oil & gas industries are just a few who have specified Smalley Wave Springs. Following are a few common applications for Smalley Wave Washers with our ability to produce custom springs to meet your applications requirements. (read more)

Smalley - Spiral Retaining Ring Removal Tool

Smalley has developed a tool exclusively designed to remove multiple-turn rings. This new Spiral Retaining Ring Removal Tool fits precisely between the ring layers to access the removal notch. (read more)

Smalley - FAQ: Internal Retaining Rings

Internal retaining rings act as a removable shoulder within a bore/housing. These internal rings come in a variety of configurations. For applications that require an internal retaining ring, Smalley offers Spirolox® or internal spiral retaining rings, Hoopster rings, constant section rings, and Wave Rings. (read more)

Smalley - Innovative Way to Take Up Tolerances!

Linear Springs offer a selection of spring loads that react along a straight line, as opposed to a conventional spring that fits in a circular cavity. This means a linear spring may be located in an axial direction but provide a radial force. (read more)

Smalley - The Smallest Wave Springs on the Market

The question you are asking should not be how many miles did I ride or how many steps did I take, but “how did someone make a wave spring that small?” As engineers around the world design smaller and smaller assemblies, the question becomes, where can I find the compact components to support my designs? Smalley has the answer with our newly expanded Crest-to-Crest Wave Spring... (read more)

Smalley - “Stamp of Approval” for Medical Manufacturing

Smalley is now ISO 13485:2016 certified, after a rigorous, nearly year-long application process and aggressive quality audit with a third-party registrar (DQS). This international Quality Systems Standard, written specifically for medical device manufacturers, has its foundation based on ISO 9001. (read more)

Smalley - Crest-to-Crest Wave Springs

Smalley Crest-to-Crest® wave springs. Crest-to-Crest springs enable OEM's to reduce the size of their assembly by up to 50% while maintaining the same force & deflection as a regular coil springs. Smalley offers over 4000 standard wave springs in 17-7 stainless steel or carbon steel. Metric Crest-to Crest springs are available from 6 to 60 mm di... (read more)