Aerospace Industry

Retaining Rings and Wave Springs for the Aerospace Industry

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Engineered To Perform In Any Condition

There’s no “good enough” in the aerospace industry. Every part, from the biggest to the smallest, has to perform exactly as designed.

That’s why the aerospace industry counts on the dependability of Rotor Clip. We’re proud to be the leading global manufacturer of retaining rings, spiral rings, and wave springs for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry.

We’ve been there. We’ve worked with engineers like you. Keeping you flying is our passion.

Aircraft Applications


AS9100 Certified to Manufacture for the Aerospace Industry

All our products are manufactured in accordance with the relevant standards. Our commitment to them is at the heart of our mission. Rotor Clip is certified and registered to AS9100,  ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949 & ISO 13485

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The Parts You Need to Build

Rings can be manufactured in sizes from .040” to 47″ (1 mm to 1200 mm) meeting inch, DIN, ANSI and JIS standards. Many materials and finishes are available to suit ones requirements, and Rotor Clip’s knowledgeable sales engineers are available to assist designers in selecting which options are best for their project.

For spiral retaining rings, spring steel (SAE 1070-1090) and AISI 302 stainless steel materials are usually requested for the aerospace industry. 17-7PH Cond. CH900 is the preferred stainless steel for wave springs. Both stainless parts are often passivated to AMS2700.

For military applications, cadmium plating of carbon steel is often requested, as well as Black Oxide for camouflage.

A Partnership From Whiteboard to Takeoff

Some projects require standard retaining rings and wave springs , others are unique and need to be custom manufactured. No matter what, you have to make sure you have the right ones in your design. There’s a lot riding on it.

That’s why our aerospace engineering experts can be with you from day one. We help you identify what is needed and find the best solutions to complicated problems.

If the solution doesn’t yet exist? We’ll make it. Our one-stop shop allows us to customize, design, and build, with no interference.

It’s how we’re more than parts. We’re a true partnership.

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Popular Aerospace Applications for Rotor Clip Retaining Rings and Wave Springs

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  • Bearings
  • Seat Belts
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Engines and Motors
  • Connectors
  • Landing equipment
  • Ventilation
  • Door Handles
  • Hydraulic Equipment
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  • Lighting Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Seating Mechanisms
  • Gear Retention
  • Communications Equipment
  • Instruments
  • Controls


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No matter where you are in your build, our team can get you the right parts. Our reputation is your assurance.