Shaped rings, like springs, are used as energy-storing devices and can be found in all types of mechanical products. Newcomb Spring produces an array of rings in all sizes and shapes, which are used in a variety of applications. Most of the rings we produce are round in shape, though our custom process allows us to manufacture other shapes, including hexagon and oblong. Common ring types include snap rings and retaining rings.
Generally, rings, like retaining rings or snap rings, are considered to be external or internal. External rings are typically used to hold a collection of items together, and can be installed on a shaft. Internal rings typically are inserted into a bored area or housing, and exert pressure outward. When installed, the ring is elastically deformed and put into place, in order to snap back to its unstressed condition.
Many designs opt for rings, like retaining rings or snap rings – as opposed to pins or screws - as they offer greater tolerances and require less machining.
Most often, ring materials are selected by the environment that the part will be used in. However, different material types offer different load capacities which need to be considered to ensure the ring will operate without the risk of failure. Newcomb Spring’s design assistance team is ready to help you with the design of your shaped rings, snap rings and retaining rings, so please contact the location closest to you.
While we have listed some of the most common sizes, materials and manufacturing specifications, Newcomb Spring provides completely customized production on all shaped ring parts.
If you don't see the part you need listed here, don't hesitate to contact us. Whatever your needs - Newcomb Kan-Do It!
Newcomb Spring produces shaped rings to meet to meet the strictest customer tolerance requirements. While each part we produce is custom, most can be generally categorized by ring type and function:
The following is a general guild for specifying shaped ring dimensions. Please contact Newcomb Spring if you require design assistance, or with any questions.
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