Pressure Sensor Retainers: Precision Stamped Stainless Steel

At Great Lakes Pressed Steel Corporation, we specialize in the precision stamping of tight tolerance stainless steel components. The component highlighted here exemplifies our abilities in this area. Composed of 304-stainless steel, this part was designed for use as a retainer in a pressure sensor application. Called a “tear drop retainer” due to its shape, this part featured dimensions of 0.252″ in diameter for the hex section, an overall length of 0.499″, a width of 0.349″, at a thickness of 0.024″ or 24 gauge.

This small lightweight part required very tight tolerances, the customer supplied drawings called out angular tolerances of ±0.5°, and dimensional tolerances of +0.005″/-0.000″.

We manufacture 269,000 of these parts per order, with lead times of 1 to 2 weeks, for this customer in upstate New York. To learn more about this product, or the process used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.

Highlights of this Precision Stamped Stainless Steel Component

Product Description
  • This Tear Drop Retainer is used on a pressure sensor application.
Precision Stamping Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Primary:
    • Stamping
  • Secondary:
    • De-Burring
    • Degreasing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • 40 Ton Press
Overall Part Dimensions
  • I.D. (Hex): 0.252″
  • Length: 0.499″
  • Thickness: 24ga (0.024″)
  • Width: 0.349″
Tightest Tolerances
  • + 0.005 / – 0.000
  • Angular: ± 0.5°
Material Used
  • 304 Stainless Steel
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Inspection based on drawing specifications
Industry for Use
  • Pressure Sensor Industry
  • 269,000
Delivery/Turnaround Time
  • 1 – 2 weeks
Delivery Location
  • Wheatfield, New York
Standards Met
  • Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
  • Tear Drop Retainer