Smalley Steel Ring introduces a linear spring series with a selection of spring loads that react along a straight line. As opposed to conventional springs that fit in a circular cavity, these linear springs may be located in an axial direction, yet provide a radial force. Smalley springs are a continuous wave-formed wire length produced from spring tempered materials. The springs act as a load-bearing device with the same load and deflection characteristics as a wave spring. Axial pressure is obtained by laying the linear spring flat in a straight line. Over 200 standard size linear springs are available in both carbon and stainless steel; exotic alloys and special designs are available upon request to withstand most environments.