Hand Spinning & Circle Shearing of a Retainer Ring for the Nuclear Industry

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Retainer Ring
Retainer Ring

Elyria Metal Spinning was commissioned by a customer in the nuclear industry to complete the fabrication of a retainer ring. This unit was intricate in design, a complicated part that was constructed utilizing our manual spinning lathe, CNC lathe, and machinist's lathe equipment. The 316L stainless steel retainer ring was circle sheared and hand spun to exacting specifications, implementing machining to reach tolerances of ±.003". The part was left with a machined finish, and fully inspected to verify dimensional requirements.

The retainer ring measured 1.25" in length with a 7" outside diameter, and was completed within a 6 to 8 week turnaround time. This part is produced in small runs, with 7 units completed per order and shipped to the customer in Middleburg, Ohio. At Elyria Metal Spinning, we have the capabilities to handle small run to large volume production, manufacturing complex parts in customer specified quantities. For more details about this retainer ring fabrication project, or the other high quality metal spinning fabrication capabilities available, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Retainer Ring Project Highlights

Project Name
Retainer Ring
Project Description
This is used as a retainer ring.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Circle Shearing
Hand Spinning
Secondary:
Machining
Spinning
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Manual Spinning Lathe
CNC Lathe
Machinists Lathe
Overall Part Dimensions
7" OD x 1.25 Length
Tightest Tolerances
±.003
Material Used
316L Stainless Steel
Material Finish
Machined Finish
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Requirements
Industry for Use
Nuclear
Volume
7 per order
Delivery/Turnaround Time
6-8 weeks
Delivery Location
Middleburg, Ohio

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