O-Ring Groove Design Guides

O-ring groove design guides offer default dimensional guidance on the most basic o-ring groove design applications. The best o-rings are useless without the right groove design which becomes increasingly important the more demanding the application environment. Review the general o-ring groove design considerations before moving onto the specific o-ring gland design type.

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Groove Design Basics

What to know about o-ring squeeze, stretch, compression, and more.

Static (Stationary) Cylinder and Piston Grooves

Explore Data for Static O-Rings for Rods, Pistons, and Cylinders.

Dynamic (Moving) Cylinder and Piston Grooves

Data and default recommendations for o-rings, rods and pistons used in dynamic applications.

Face Seal / Flange Grooves

Basic application groove design reference charts and expert application engineer support.

Dovetail Grooves

Dovetail Gland and O-Ring Width and Depth Default Recomendations.

X-Rings and High Performance O-Rings

Sealing solutions for a wide variety of static, dynamic and reduced friction applications.

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