TFC Ltd, Wave Springs

Hale House
Ghyll Industrial Estate
Heathfield
East Sussex
TN21 8AW

  • Leading supplier of technical fasteners
  • Dedicated technical team
  • Comprehensive range of Technical Catalogues
  • Leading supplier of technical fasteners
  • Dedicated technical team
  • Comprehensive range of Technical Catalogues
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Our News & PR

  • Applications – Nested Spirawave® Wave Springs 08 Feb 2019

    Our new Nested Spirawave® Wave Springs can be used in applications across many different industries. They are used to replace a stack of single-turn wave springs or when a single-turn spring cannot produce the forces necessary within an application. Below are just a few examples of how nested springs can be used.

  • Introducing our newest Wave Spring Series: Nested Spirawave® Springs! 25 Jan 2019

    We are proud to announce the first standard line of nested wave springs on the market. They will now be available from stock in carbon and 17-7 PH stainless steel from .500 to 4″ or 16 to 100 mm. View the new range.

  • Colour variations in materials 06 Dec 2018

    Smalley retaining rings and wave springs can be manufactured in many different types of alloys. Each of these materials has specific properties which make them appropriate for use.

  • Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 6th Consecutive Year 29 Oct 2018

    TFC’s manufacturing partner, Smalley was presented with the 2017 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, marking the sixth consecutive year Smalley has achieved this prestigious honour. 175 suppliers were presented with this award in 2017, but Smalley was just one of five who have received it six years in a row.

  • Which Exotic Alloy is right for your application? 11 Oct 2018

    This week, our experts field some questions about material selection and how to know which exotic alloy to use in your application.

  • Product Spotlight: Smalley Internal Retaining Rings 01 Oct 2018

    Internal retaining rings act as a removable shoulder within a bore/housing.

  • Three reasons why Wave Springs are a great alternative to Disc Springs 13 Aug 2018

    Disc Springs, also known as Belleville Washers, along with die-stamped Wave Washers, are commonly used in high load engineering applications such as clutches and valves. However there are some major problems involved in their manufacture that makes TFC's Smalley Wave Springs a preferred choice for some engineers.

  • Material Update for Our Smalley Products! 26 Jul 2018

    Industrial Grade MP35N has recently been added to the expansive list of materials with which our Smalley flat wire products can be manufactured. This unique material was added because its superior strength and corrosion resistance make it an ideal option for our Aerospace, Medical and Petro-Chem customers.

  • Smalley Self-Locking Rings Product Spotlight 06 Jul 2018

    Our familiar and popular Smalley Spirolox® Retaining Rings can also be manufactured with a unique self-locking feature that make them ideal for applications where high rotational speeds are involved or, where the effects of vibration, rapid acceleration or impact loading is problematic.

  • High-Speed Electric Motor Demands Superior Retaining Ring Products 19 Jun 2018

    Our engineers were faced with a problem when asked by one of our leading automotive electric motor OEM's to supply a 33mm external retaining ring capable of withstanding rotational speeds in excess of 17,000 rpm.

  • FAQ's: TFC Smalley Spiral Wound Rings 25 May 2018

    1. Do Spirolox® Rings fit stamped ring grooves?

  • FAQ: TFC's Smalley Ring & Spring Products 06 Mar 2018

    Frequently asked questions on TFC's Smalley parts.

  • Wave Springs FAQ 26 Jan 2018

    Frequently asked questions about Smalley Wave Springs Compared with a helical coil spring with the same deflection, can Wave Springs offer the same load level or higher? Yes, the load at a given operating height is determined by several factors such as material thickness, number of waves and the number of turns (coils). These factors can be modified to provide a spring with a higher spring rate or one that functions similarly to a helical coil spring. Our technical sales team can provide assistance to help identify the correct wave spring for your application.

  • Wave Springs and Retaining Rings for Medical Applications 24 Nov 2017

    As the preferred supplier to the medical industry, Smalley’s Spirolox® Retaining Rings and Wave Springs are found in medical devices from surgical instruments to implantables...

  • Why should I consider using ARaymond™ Quick Connectors? 17 Nov 2017

    ARaymond™ Quick Connectors simplify assembly operations because of their simple operation and their accessibility.

  • Need to reduce your material handling costs? 17 Nov 2017

    We can help you gain control and accountability of your stores.

  • Titanium products for lightweight and compact applications 17 Mar 2017

    Welcome back to Smalley Talk. This month TFC's engineers answer questions about corrosion resistant plating as well as titanium retaining rings and wave springs.

  • What's the difference between internal and external Spirolox retaining rings? 28 Feb 2017

    Welcome back to Smalley Talk, where our engineers answer commonly asked retaining ring and wave spring design questions.

  • The Smallest Wave Springs on the Market 28 Feb 2017

    TFC have been the leading European supplier of Smalley spring products for almost 40 years...

  • Smalley Talk - Are all Smalley parts manufactured from the same material 20 Jan 2017

    Smalley acquired Spirolox in 2007 but have been manufacturing spiral type retaining rings for over 50 years.

Events & Shows

  • Manufacturing Management Show 2017

    Manufacturing Management Show 2017

    Created by the publishers of Manufacturing Management magazine, the Manufacturing Management Show br

    From: 22 November 2017 09:00 am
    To: 23 November 2017 15:00 pm
  • Engineering Design Show 2017

    Engineering Design Show 2017

    The Engineering Design Show is the UK's must-attend event for engineering, electronics and embed

    From: 18 October 2017 09:00 am
    To: 19 October 2017 16:00 pm
  • FAST Exhibition

    FAST Exhibition

    You can't beat face-to-face discussions to solve a design engineering, production engineering or

    From: 21 September 2017 10:00 am
    To: 21 September 2017 15:00 pm
  • Offshore Europe 2017

    Offshore Europe 2017

    SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P professionals as Europe's leading E&P Event. A

    From: 06 September 2017 10:00 am
    To: 08 September 2017 15:00 pm
  • Fast Exhibition - May 2017

    Fast Exhibition - May 2017

    This is the UK's only specialist fastening, bonding and assembly exhibition for manufacturing pr

    From: 11 May 2017 10:00 am
    To: 11 May 2017 15:00 pm

TFC Ltd

Leading Suppliers of Engineering Components

Welcome to TFC Ltd, we are a one stop shop for engineering fasteners and specialist industrial solutions. We use the world’s leading manufacturers to assemble our product range, which ensures that our products are engineered to the most demanding standards and are of the highest quality. TFC deliver expert services in a wide range of industries including Automotive, Aerospace and Military, just to name a few. We are recognised as a leading European supplier of Wave Springs and Technical Fasteners.

Smalley Wave Springs & Retaining Rings

Our range of Wave Springs are durable and compact in design, they have dimensional uniformity and a long fatigue life. Crest to Crest Wave Springs are used as a replacement for Coil Springs offering the advantage of assembly space saving. Compared to a conventional round wire spring they can maintain the same load and force specification whilst occupying 50% less space. This results in a number of benefits like Solid Heights, Lowered Operating Heights and Free Heights.

Our range of Wave Springs is diverse with over 500 different sizes available manufactured from a choice of 17-7 Ph Stainless Steel, Elgiloy, Carbon Spring Steel, Non Magnetic Beryllium Copper, Phosphor Bronze, AISI 316, A-286, and High Temperature Corrosion Resistant Inconel X-750 materials.

The TFC Retaining Ring range is vast and unique. An edge-coiling manufacturing process from flat wire, this unique process produces a retaining ring that has no protruding lugs or ears to interfere in the assembly. TFC offers 1000’s of standard spiral rings, which are readily available in both carbon and stainless steel. They can be economically produced in Inconel X-750 and many other alloys.

Self Clinching Nuts & Fasteners

With the recent acquisition of Specialised Fasteners Ltd, TFC have extended its range of sheet metal and threaded fasteners. We are now able to offer an extensive range of fastening solutions including:

..- Self-clinching studs
..- Rivet bushes
..- Clinch nuts and Brass inserts

We deliver a vast variety of self-clinching fasteners for pining and clinching, manufactured for use in sheets as thin as 0.5mm. Available in carbon steel, 303 stainless steel, aluminium and brass, we offer a multitude of solutions to any application. Whether for light applications requiring reusable tapped holes, or strong load-bearing thread assemblies, TFC has the self-clinching solution available. Contact a member of our sales team for more details.

Fasteners & Fixings

If you are lost for a solution and can’t find what you are looking for don't worry, TFC will have the solution for you, offering a diverse range of fasteners and fully bespoke products to suit our customers individual needs;

..- Electronic Fasteners
..- Bolts & Socket Screws
..- Construction Fixings
..- Rivets
..- Hose and Pipe Connectors
..- Motion Fasteners
..- Wire / Pipe Fasteners
..- Threaded Brass Inserts
..- Screws & Washers
..- and much more...

We deliver a first rate next day service to make sure you receive all parts when you need them. Stocking thousands of fasteners ready for delivery, we are confident to have what you are looking for. Please visit our website now to view our full product range or contact a member of our team via phone or email to discuss any bespoke requirements you may have.

Circlips, Springs, Keys, PINs, Seals

TFC Ltd offers an extensive range of circlips and retaining rings with next day delivery available on all standard DIN and Imperial circlip sizes up to 50mm/2” diameter.
We are able to offer an ideal fastening solution for applications including those where

..- Radial space is at a premium
..- Axial space is limited
..- A large abutment is needed
..- Tolerance build up of components is a problem
..- The need for the circlip to compensate for end play is required
..- A retaining ring needs to operate without a groove
..- Ease of assembly and disassembly is a must
..- The circlip will be subjected to heavy axial force
..- Corrosion resistance is required
..- Non magnetic circlip materials are needed

We deliver a vast range of pins, keys, springs and seals to fit any application. Whether it is a standard compression spring, slotted spring pin, or a rubber O ring, TFC has extensive range to deliver the solution.

Tools, PPE & Consumables

We have recently expanded our comprehensive range of fasteners to include tools, personal protective equipment and abrasives.

This along with our extensive existing range of lubricants and bondings, offers a complete solution for construction, industrial and manufacturing organisations.

We also offer a variety of consumable products with our Supply Chain Assist services, to deliver a full one stop shop service to our customers. Contact a member of our sales team for more details.

Bearings

We are able to provide a wide range of bearing products that are suitable for all environments and applications.

Our range consists of genuine leading brands and approved alternatives for a more cost effective solution.

Services

TFC offers a multitude of services including:

..- Supply Chain Assist
..- Kitting
..- Technical Support, and Vending Solutions

Our Supply Chain Assist service can help save you time and money. Our service is a system that is tailored to your specific requirements and is designed to solve all of your logistic needs. We have many service centres situated around the UK offering single source solutions that are unmatched by other companies. We can supply a number of things directly to you such as; Hygiene Supplies, Adhesives, Fasteners, Safety Equipment or anything else we offer.

TFC has a team of experts on hand to help minimise delivery costs and reduce your supplier base, our single source solution will assess your requirements and provide a simplified answer to your procurement.

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ISO 9001 Quality management systems

Opening Hours

Monday -   09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Thursday -   09:00 to 17:00
Friday -   09:00 to 16:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed

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Key Personnel

Debbie Tyson

Debbie Tyson
Marketing Associate

Tel: 01435 860331
marketingEmail Ustfc.eu.com

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Our News & PR

  • Applications – Nested Spirawave® Wave Springs 08 Feb 2019

    Our new Nested Spirawave® Wave Springs can be used in applications across many different industries. They are used to replace a stack of single-turn wave springs or when a single-turn spring cannot produce the forces necessary within an application. Below are just a few examples of how nested springs can be used.

  • Introducing our newest Wave Spring Series: Nested Spirawave® Springs! 25 Jan 2019

    We are proud to announce the first standard line of nested wave springs on the market. They will now be available from stock in carbon and 17-7 PH stainless steel from .500 to 4″ or 16 to 100 mm. View the new range.

  • Colour variations in materials 06 Dec 2018

    Smalley retaining rings and wave springs can be manufactured in many different types of alloys. Each of these materials has specific properties which make them appropriate for use.

  • Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 6th Consecutive Year 29 Oct 2018

    TFC’s manufacturing partner, Smalley was presented with the 2017 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, marking the sixth consecutive year Smalley has achieved this prestigious honour. 175 suppliers were presented with this award in 2017, but Smalley was just one of five who have received it six years in a row.

  • Which Exotic Alloy is right for your application? 11 Oct 2018

    This week, our experts field some questions about material selection and how to know which exotic alloy to use in your application.

  • Product Spotlight: Smalley Internal Retaining Rings 01 Oct 2018

    Internal retaining rings act as a removable shoulder within a bore/housing.

  • Three reasons why Wave Springs are a great alternative to Disc Springs 13 Aug 2018

    Disc Springs, also known as Belleville Washers, along with die-stamped Wave Washers, are commonly used in high load engineering applications such as clutches and valves. However there are some major problems involved in their manufacture that makes TFC's Smalley Wave Springs a preferred choice for some engineers.

  • Material Update for Our Smalley Products! 26 Jul 2018

    Industrial Grade MP35N has recently been added to the expansive list of materials with which our Smalley flat wire products can be manufactured. This unique material was added because its superior strength and corrosion resistance make it an ideal option for our Aerospace, Medical and Petro-Chem customers.

  • Smalley Self-Locking Rings Product Spotlight 06 Jul 2018

    Our familiar and popular Smalley Spirolox® Retaining Rings can also be manufactured with a unique self-locking feature that make them ideal for applications where high rotational speeds are involved or, where the effects of vibration, rapid acceleration or impact loading is problematic.

  • High-Speed Electric Motor Demands Superior Retaining Ring Products 19 Jun 2018

    Our engineers were faced with a problem when asked by one of our leading automotive electric motor OEM's to supply a 33mm external retaining ring capable of withstanding rotational speeds in excess of 17,000 rpm.

  • FAQ's: TFC Smalley Spiral Wound Rings 25 May 2018

    1. Do Spirolox® Rings fit stamped ring grooves?

  • FAQ: TFC's Smalley Ring & Spring Products 06 Mar 2018

    Frequently asked questions on TFC's Smalley parts.

  • Wave Springs FAQ 26 Jan 2018

    Frequently asked questions about Smalley Wave Springs Compared with a helical coil spring with the same deflection, can Wave Springs offer the same load level or higher? Yes, the load at a given operating height is determined by several factors such as material thickness, number of waves and the number of turns (coils). These factors can be modified to provide a spring with a higher spring rate or one that functions similarly to a helical coil spring. Our technical sales team can provide assistance to help identify the correct wave spring for your application.

  • Wave Springs and Retaining Rings for Medical Applications 24 Nov 2017

    As the preferred supplier to the medical industry, Smalley’s Spirolox® Retaining Rings and Wave Springs are found in medical devices from surgical instruments to implantables...

  • Why should I consider using ARaymond™ Quick Connectors? 17 Nov 2017

    ARaymond™ Quick Connectors simplify assembly operations because of their simple operation and their accessibility.

  • Need to reduce your material handling costs? 17 Nov 2017

    We can help you gain control and accountability of your stores.

  • Titanium products for lightweight and compact applications 17 Mar 2017

    Welcome back to Smalley Talk. This month TFC's engineers answer questions about corrosion resistant plating as well as titanium retaining rings and wave springs.

  • What's the difference between internal and external Spirolox retaining rings? 28 Feb 2017

    Welcome back to Smalley Talk, where our engineers answer commonly asked retaining ring and wave spring design questions.

  • The Smallest Wave Springs on the Market 28 Feb 2017

    TFC have been the leading European supplier of Smalley spring products for almost 40 years...

  • Smalley Talk - Are all Smalley parts manufactured from the same material 20 Jan 2017

    Smalley acquired Spirolox in 2007 but have been manufacturing spiral type retaining rings for over 50 years.

Events & Shows

  • Manufacturing Management Show 2017

    Manufacturing Management Show 2017

    Created by the publishers of Manufacturing Management magazine, the Manufacturing Management Show br

    From: 22 November 2017 09:00 am
    To: 23 November 2017 15:00 pm
  • Engineering Design Show 2017

    Engineering Design Show 2017

    The Engineering Design Show is the UK's must-attend event for engineering, electronics and embed

    From: 18 October 2017 09:00 am
    To: 19 October 2017 16:00 pm
  • FAST Exhibition

    FAST Exhibition

    You can't beat face-to-face discussions to solve a design engineering, production engineering or

    From: 21 September 2017 10:00 am
    To: 21 September 2017 15:00 pm
  • Offshore Europe 2017

    Offshore Europe 2017

    SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P professionals as Europe's leading E&P Event. A

    From: 06 September 2017 10:00 am
    To: 08 September 2017 15:00 pm
  • Fast Exhibition - May 2017

    Fast Exhibition - May 2017

    This is the UK's only specialist fastening, bonding and assembly exhibition for manufacturing pr

    From: 11 May 2017 10:00 am
    To: 11 May 2017 15:00 pm