Retaining Rings

Retaining RingsRetaining rings are a type of fastener also known as circlips, snap rings, or lock rings. They are used to secure parts on an assembly line or in a final product, such as gears on a shaft, and therefore, come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate different needs. Electronic Fasteners, located in Canton, MA, has the expertise and product selection to help you find what you’re looking for.

Retaining rings are manufactured in various sizes and materials, including stainless steel, carbon steel, and beryllium copper. This diverse product line ensures we can provide our customers with the perfect retaining ring made from the highest quality materials to ensure a long-lasting, durable product. We also offer a selection of the following ring types:

  • Tapered section rings decrease symmetrically from the center out to the ends, so they remain circular in use when either contracted or expanded. Smaller tapered section rings are typically stamped out of a steel or copper coil. Larger taper rings are often wire formed using a rectangular wire coiled into the ring shape.
  • Constant section rings are also called snap rings and feature uniform, constant sections that are the same width at any point on the ring. Constant section rings are made of flat or round wire and deform elliptically when contracted or expanded.
  • Spiral section rings are installed inside a bore using a groove that holds the ring. Spiral rings are usually made by coiling flat wire – typically a special alloy such as stainless steel because there’s no scrap in the manufacturing process — and are provided with a removal notch to make removing them more manageable.

If you’re a product manufacturer or assembly house looking for top-quality retaining rings, Electronic Fasteners has the widest selection in stock and ready for delivery. With over 60 years of experience in the industry, we know what it takes to produce and deliver high-quality products that meet the needs of our customers. Contact us today to learn more about our products or to place an order.

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