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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Wave spring meets F1 challenge

Wave spring meets F1 challenge When award winning manufacturer Yasa Motors, a company that specialises in very high power and torque density axial flux motors, needed a spring solution to help out one of its leading Formula One customers, it called upon TFC for help.

Having established that a standard product was not available for the specific bearing pre-load problem but, with a maximum deadline requirement of two weeks from concept to final product, the challenge was on. TFC was able to design and then submit specifications and final approval drawings before delivering the finished product within the time frame.

Herminder Mathary, Yasa Motors' technical product manager worked closely with TFC's product manager Simon Ward to create an 80mm stainless steel, nested Smalley wave spring. He comments: "Having dealt with TFC on previous occasions, we were confident a solution could be achieved but we were particularly delighted the time restraints set us were achievable and our customer's demands were fully satisfied."

With decades of experience, TFC is the leading European supplier of Smalley Spirolox retaining rings, snap rings and wave springs. Smalley Steel Ring Company is the world leader in the manufacture and development of these products with a standard range consisting of 10,000 parts stocked in carbon and stainless steel. If a bespoke product is needed, Smalley's 'no-tooling-cost' manufacturing process allows for fast prototyping and economical production.

TFC's team of engineers is available for design consultations, providing a full range of resources to ensure the application contains the most effective solution.
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