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What is an O-ring? 

July 12, 2023

Written By:
John Tomme


As design and engineering professionals, you understand the importance of precision and efficiency in creating reliable products. One crucial component that plays a significant role in sealing applications is the O-ring seal. In this article, we will delve into the world of O-ring seals, exploring their purpose, specifications, and the factors that influence their design. By gaining a deeper understanding of O-ring seals, you can make informed decisions to enhance the performance and longevity of your designs.

What are O-Ring Seals?

O-ring seals are circular rings with various cross-sectional configurations that are installed in a gland to close off a passageway and prevent the escape or loss of fluid or gas. They are widely used in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and more.

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