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Introducing the Smallest Wave Springs on the Market

Posted October 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Hannes
Pathfinder Tags: smalley wave spring

The question you’re asking shouldn’t be “how many miles did I ride” or “how many steps did I take”, but “how did someone make a wave spring that small?” From medical devices to electronics, the world around us is getting smaller. As engineers around the world keep designing smaller and smaller assemblies, the question becomes, “where can I find the smallest and most compact components to support my designs?"

Smalley has the answer with our newly expanded Crest-to-Crest Wave Spring Series. Our popular C (imperial) and CM (metric) Series have been expanded; standard sizes are now available from stock all the way down to .188” and 5 mm in diameter. Our Wave Springs reduce operating height by up to 50% with the same force and deflection as coil springs and allowing ours to fit in small applications other springs can’t. This makes them ideal for tight radial and axial spaces and are designed to satisfy your precise operating conditions.

How small do you need? Our engineering and manufacturing teams are always continuing to push the coiling limits; we’re able to design a custom solution for your application down to .157” or 4 mm in diameter with No-Tooling-Charges™. “Ask Smalley™” is not just a slogan, it’s what we do best. We will answer your design questions and provide you the best solutions that will work for your applications.

Editor's note: This is a sponsored blog post from Smalley.


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