Introduction to Smalley Wave Springs
Wave springs are precise flat wire compression springs
that fit into assemblies that other springs cannot.
Since the overall lengths and operating heights of wave
springs are lower than those of conventional round wire
springs, they will often reduce the size of an assembly
by as much as 50%. This will also reduce the part weight
and raw material cost of every spring produced.
• Stock diameters from .188” to 16” (5 mm to 400 mm)
• Special custom diameters from .157" to 120" (4 mm to 3000 mm)
• Available materials include carbon and stainless steel,
• Made-to-order springs available through Smalley’s No-Tooling-Charge process
• Deliveries in as little as two weeks including free samples and working prototypes
Advantages of Wave Springs Over Conventional Coil Springs
With their smooth, circular coiled sinusoidal wave form, and rolled round edges of pre-tempered raw material, Smalley’s edgewound Wave Springs offer many advantages over more conventional coiled products.
wave springs offer the unique advantage of space
savings when used to replace coil springs. By reducing
spring operating height, wave springs also produce a
decrease in the spring cavity. With a smaller assembly
size and less material used in the manufacturing
process, a cost savings is realized.
• Loads and spring rates are more accurate, more predictable, and may be toleranced better than 50 percent tighter than stampings.
• The force of a Smalley Wave Spring will increase at a uniform rate throughout most of its available deflection.
• Smalley Wave Springs offer higher dependability and
better performance. Since they are produced from full
hard, pre-tempered raw material, there is no risk of
distorting the spring during a hardening heat treatment.
By contrast, subsequent manufacturing procedures for
stamped wavy washers can lead to problems such as
fatigue cracking and inaccurate or inconsistent loading
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