Applications and Info

Industry Applications


OEMs and Tier One suppliers require low cost and efficient solutions to design problems. There is a variety of applications for tolerance rings in the automotive industry due to increasing demand for electric vehicles and overall noise and vibration reduction. Anywhere a steering column is turned, a trunk is closed, or a bearing mounted, tolerance rings are used to provide a cost effective and reliable solution.  To better serve this industry, USA Tolerance Rings has earned IATF 16949 certification based on our dedication to product quality and consistency, superior customer service and detailed engineering support.
  • Powertrain
  • Noise and Vibration Reduction
  • Overload protection
  • Electric vehicles
  • On-highway trucking
  • Stator mounting
  • Steering systems
  • Manufacturing aid
  • Pulley mounting



In an industry where weight reduction is the primary challenge, tolerance rings provide a convenient solution.  This issue of thermal expansion usually dictates that mating/nesting components be made from the same material.  Incorporating a tolerance ring into the assembly allows for the use of dissimilar materials as the tolerance ring is taking up the difference of two distinct coefficients of thermal expansion.  The inclusion of a tolerance ring enables aerospace manufacturers to use lighter materials for their bearing housings, providing an overall weight reduction.
  • UAVs & Drones
  • Weight reduction
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Sensor mounting



There is more need than ever to make systems more autonomous with new complex products being produced and retail going online.  Robots in manufacturing provide speed, cycle-time reduction, clean and precise movements with a higher degree of accuracy. Tolerance rings provide value in each of these manufacturing areas, allowing for tolerance-relaxing tolerances.  This enables manufacturers to avoid costly redesign of current components, avoid corrosion, and add precision to automated movement.
  • Motor rollers
  • Bearings
  • Robots – precision miniature bearings
  • Gears



Tolerance rings can be found in a wide range of consumer products, from kitchen appliances to home exercise equipment.  If there are moving cylindrical parts, there is an opportunity for a tolerance ring to streamline the assembly process and improve product reliability.  Keeping production costs low is essential in manufacturing.  A tolerance ring can eliminate costly manufacturing processes like machining bores in out-of-round locations due to welding distortion, and can even be used as a mounting aid in bearing assembly.
  • Off-road recreational vehicles
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Household appliances
  • Bicycles
  • HVAC
  • Cost reduction



Throughout the world there is a growing demand for more efficient ways to move and process materials in a clean way. USA Tolerance Rings have responded to this demand with products in pumps, compressors, valves, and other technologies that seal, control and automate. Our expertise in designing and developing turnkey solutions that focus on industry compliance, corrosion resistance, heavy-load resilience and extreme thermal ranges has made us a leader in industrial solutions.
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Heavy load resilience



Ease of disassembly and repair are most important to operators throughout the world and engineers who want to avoid changing designed parts in any industry. Tolerance rings can respond to those challenges with safe, cost effective and easy-to-use solutions that allow mechanics to avoid more costly and time-consuming alternatives for repair and maintenance.
  • Ease of disassembly/assembly
  • Avoid costly mounting solutions
  • Don’t have to redesign existing parts



Pressure and extreme loading can sink any application, but tolerance rings can help mitigate those challenges in maritime applications. Engines, sub-sea systems, and propulsion applications are all home to tolerance rings that keep things moving.
  • Marine engines
  • Sub-sea