Welcome to Associated Spring
Since 1857, Engineering Innovative Precision Spring & Stamping Solutions
Associated Spring is a strategic supplier and a business of Barnes Group Inc.. Since 1857, we have been a pioneer, leader & innovator in the engineered spring & precision metal component manufacturing industry. Our precise solutions are built in facilities strategically located across the globe.
Our engineering capability & manufacturing expertise are part of what makes our global precision components trusted to solve complex consumer product process design challenges. It is our goal to provide Barnes products that help you achieve increased performance by improving fatigue life. With our engineered springs, washers, and stampings, your product and their components will have optimal lifecycle costs.
Our springs are critical in applications across multiple industries including: Transportation, Aerospace, Construction, Medical, Energy, Telecommunications, Industrial, Consumer Goods & many others.
Contact us today to find out how the precision solutions experts at Associated Spring can help your business.
AS9100 Certified Aerospace & Defense Precision Spring & Stamping Solutions
Retaining rings, also referred to as snap rings, primarily provide shoulders to locate or retain parts on shafts or in cylinders. Advantages of retaining rings are their economy of manufacture, ease of assembly and accuracy of positioning as compared to threaded fasteners.
Associated Spring is proud to be a global leader as a retaining rings and snap rings supplier. The two major categories of retaining rings are internal and external:
- External retaining rings are assembled over a shaft
- Internal rings are assembled in a cylinder
Special application rings can be produced in a wide range of sizes from a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as well as various material shapes:
Associated Spring is capable of manufacturing custom retaining rings in a multitude of sizes with oblique configurations in the free-state to maximize ring concentricity in the groove at the installed position. For applications requiring axial load in addition to the radial load at the installed position, Associated Spring can manufacture custom retaining rings with axial waves to meet both requirements.
Our precision solutions company is also capable of engineering and manufacturing retaining rings with special end configurations and tabs to locate the retaining ring within the assembly and prevent ring rotation in the application.
Depending on your application, our custom retaining rings are available with or without special coatings for lubricity and/or corrosion protection.
Our retaining ring product line services the Transportation, Aerospace/Defense, Medical, Industrial, Durable/Commercial Goods and Electronics markets.
Associated Spring facilities are third-party certified to AS9100, ISO9001 or TS16949 and ISO 14001 depending on the markets serviced.
To learn more about Associated Spring’s innovative engineered retaining rings and how our company can help you with your design and manufacturing challenges, please contact us.
How to Specify:
A blueprint or sketch is the best way to specify your retaining ring/snap ring requirements. Consultation with Associated Spring engineers early in the design stage will often result in lifecycle cost optimization.
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