Clipped Washers from Boker’s, Inc., Are Key to Limited Space Applications

Design engineers who have limited space and need to control axial motion within their applications can turn to clipped washers from Boker’s, Inc.

Clipped washers have a flat edge on either the outside diameter (OD), inside diameter (ID) or both. This flat edge helps prevent the washer from rotating in applications, especially when space is limited, and component performance is critical. Many applications require clipped washers, and they are used across many industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • and countless more.

“Clipped washers, also referred to as D-washers, are generally used in applications where space limitations do not allow the use of a flat round washer, as well as when keeping an assembly stationary is required,” said Chuck Kersey, Assistant Sales Manager. “Clipped washers can be used with shafts, rods or mating parts that are shaped like a ‘D’”.

The functionality of the clipped washers come from providing a flat bearing surface within assemblies. They are generally used under the head of a bolt and/or a nut to disperse loads as well as to prevent the washer from turning in the application. They are mounted with the flat edge of the washer facing a flat surface or recessed hole to prevent rotation. Clipped washers are available in steel, stainless steel, aluminum as well as over 2,000 other stock metallic and non-metallic materials to meet specific applications needs.

Design engineers can choose from a wide variety of sizes, thicknesses and materials, including non-metallic to suit their applications. Boker’s clipped washers are custom produced in short, medium and long runs with fast delivery, minimal tool cost and with 3D prototypes available.

Additionally, Boker’s maintains over 32,000 stock tools for flat round washers, spacers and shims without tool charges. With outside diameters of 0.080″ to 5.140″ and a wide variety of inside diameters, there are millions of flat and specialty washer possibilities.

About Boker’s

Boker’s, Inc. maintains a Quality Management System that is AS 9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certified and is a woman-owned manufacturer of precision stampings and non-standard washers and spacers.