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  • Need source of Stainless Steel O-Rings

    Anybody got any suggestions for a source of 3 inch stainless steel O-rings. I checked the Reid Catalog and no luck.

  • #2
    O rings are, as far as I know, always made out of some kind of rubber.
    Do you need rubber O rings to use with stainless steel, or are you looking for circles rolled from stainless steel round bar?
    Because there are sources for those, depending on size, alloy, and diameter.


    • #3
      By 'stainless steel O rings', do you mean ring type joints, like these?:

      Many oilfield suppliers sell them, eg

      All of the gear, no idea...


      • #4
        I need circles made from stainless steel round stock about 3 inches in diameter. I can find circles made from steel with nickel plating but they don't hold up under horse sweat and I intend to use them to make horse tack.


        • #5
          You gotta define these things a bit more cerefully, Paso, stainless O-rings are commonly specified for very high tech applications like nuclear and aerospace.

          If you want stainless tack rings you should have said so. I was a half hour into research with the Auto-Clave corp before you posted your clarification.

          3" x 5/16" stainless rings for horse tack are easy to make from stainless rod rolled up on a mandrel (hot if you need to) like a close wound spring, cut, then welded. A good ironworker could make you a dozen in an hour or two. It's very low tech. You can polish them yourself to a mirror bright finish with a buffer and white rouge.


          • #6
            How many do you need, and what size round bar do you want?
            3" is OD?
            Do you have the capability to tig weld em together?
            Is this a one time thing, or ongoing?
            Because I have the machine to knock em out, but its not really the business I am in.