Edgewinding, also referred to by Smalley as The
No-Tooling-Cost Process, refers to the precision
forming operation that coils pre-tempered flat wire on
edge to create a near-perfect circle.
Circular-Grain® metallurgy provides strength and
stability far superior to that of conventional retaining
rings and wave washers which are simply stamped through
the metal grain. Smalley edgewound products can be
coiled to your exact specification in any diameter and
with any number of turns (layers or coils), effectively
eliminating material waste.
As flexible as it is precise, the Smalley edgewinding process
accommodates any design changes without the need for
additional tooling or die modifications. This
facilitates developmental work and facilitaes low quantity
custom orders and your working
prototypes quickly and economically.
Even after initial prototypes are produced, or even in mid-stream
production, the edgewinding process allows alterations
to designs and dimensions with simple machine
adjustments or a change in raw material size. After the
revised specifications are approved, the final setup is
adjusted and production of resumed
quickly, whether it consists of one
part or one million.
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