snap ring


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snap ring

[′snap ‚riŋ]
(design engineering)
A form of spring used as a fastener; the ring is elastically deformed, put in place, and allowed to snap back toward its unstressed position into a groove or recess.
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Pre-cast ridges and tabs designed into production parts for simultaneous forming saves the need for screws, snap rings, threaded caps and rivets.
We ground the diameters, faces, and even a snap ring groove, which just tears up hard tools.
Spiral rings are designed to fit in standard snap ring grooves.
The mold that was used produced a 33-mm bottle cap with a snap ring that was stripped off the core using an ejector ring.
Additionally, the outer stub has been redesigned to enhance snap ring retention, and material has been added to the yoke ears to equalize deflection and reduce bearing cap spin.
A single turn snap ring is used in this application to keep the piston secure within the valve body.
The spindle is packaged with an unlocking shell assembly with replaceable components that include an outer shell, spring, spring seat, snap ring, and six retractable balls.
Turning operations consist of roughing, finishing, snap ring grooving and threading, with tool swapouts for each new job, plus those attributable to normal tool wear.
Lexus has determined that the construction of the steering shaft on involved LX 470s is such that the snap ring on the shaft may disengage when the vehicle experiences an unusually severe impact to the front wheels, such as striking a deep pothole.
The installation of the horizontal gear involves positioning it against a snap ring installed in a machined groove in the horizontal bore, gaging the distance of the cone point of the gear from the centerline of the intersecting bore, shimming the horizontal gear so that its cone point is on the centerline of the intersecting bore, and, finally, pressing the gear and its bearings to lock the assembly in place.