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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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