Cross Curve Material / Snap Tapes

At Vulcan Spring, our cross curve material, or snap tapes, are made from stainless or carbon steel, and are made to suit your application. Popularized by its use as a toy wrist band, cross curve material has been around for many years and has been used as an antenna, ruler, toy, drink koozie, phone stand and many other unique applications. Cross curve material has the ability to lay flat or to be rolled up as a spring. In some applications, cross curve material can help a product simply extend out straight, not to be curled at all.

Common cross curve applications

  • Toys
  • Antennas
  • Beverage can coolers
  • Safety equipment
  • Wire wraps

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Type 301 stainless steel or carbon steel is typically used for most applications. Inconel and other materials may be required.

End Details

Many standard tools are available to create the desired end detail for cross curve material and snap tapes. Special end designs can be made for a nominal charge. Ask about our end detail solutions.

Mounting Methods

There are various mounting methods available based on your application, including single mounting and multiple mounting. Please consult with one of our experts.

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Note: Stock Spring

As a convenience, we do offer a small selection of stock items available for purchase with a minimum order of $200 via credit card. You can connect with our team of experts for higher quantity and custom configurations.