Retaining Rings

Keep your assembly together with retaining rings or snap rings.

About Retaining Rings

Retaining rings are circular pieces of metal that fit around shafts, pins, and other objects to hold them in place. Retaining rings are also known as snap lock rings, external retaining rings, snap retaining ring, and snap rings. These products can be used for a variety of applications and are available from many different suppliers.

Types of Retaining Rings

The most common types of retaining rings are threaded retaining rings and snap rings for sale. Threaded retaining rings have a threaded outer diameter that allow the user to easily install or remove them with the help of tools. Snap Rings feature an internal groove that snaps onto the shaft or pin they’re being installed on without any additional tools.

How Retaining Rings Are Made

Retaining Rings typically consist of stainless steel or spring steel materials. They are manufactured using CNC machining processes where material is removed from a solid block until it takes its desired shape. This process ensures consistent quality and precision when producing these components.

Industries That Use Retaining Rings

Retaining Rings can be found in many industries including automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, construction equipment design, medical device production and more. Professionals in these industries use these components to secure parts together while also allowing for easy assembly/disassembly when needed.

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