How long can you expect springs to last? This is a commonly asked question. You may think that as long as it doesn’t ever get stretched to the point of no return, a spring will always go back to its original shape. However, spring life is dependent on many factors.
Springs are used in nearly every industry. Stainless steel is one of the most common spring materials because of its durability, resistance to rust and high yield strength. Steel springs are made from wire that has been hardened and tempered to suit the needs of the spring it will become. It starts as a large… Read more »
With so many spring companies out there, why choose a custom spring manufacturer? The benefits of using a custom spring manufacturer are many and can have a positive impact on the final product, which results in more business and a stellar reputation for your company. Experience Matters Finding a partner with the expertise required to… Read more »
With so many options available, it may not always be an easy job to figure out which spring you need, which is why it’s important to choose a partner who is knowledgeable about springs and who specializes in springs fabrication. There are many types of springs, and they can be fabricated in an overwhelming number… Read more »
When choosing the right spring, selecting the best spring wire for your application is a critical step before manufacturing. Below are some of the most common spring wire materials and their unique characteristics to help you make an informed choice.
When manufacturing custom springs, there are standards in place to promote uniformity throughout the industry. Spring tolerances are defined by the Spring Manufacturing Institute (SMI) and apply to both custom and stock springs, and include compression, extension, torsion, garter, conical and barrel springs. Standard tolerances include +/- ranges for many aspects of spring characteristics, including… Read more »
At James Spring & Wire we carefully manufacture single-bodied and double-bodied torsion springs, also known as helical springs, with different end configurations including straight, offset, and hinge ends. Torsion springs are designed to generate rotational and torque forces that can rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise. What makes torsion springs so unique? These springs can store… Read more »
At James Spring & Wire, it is very common for our customers to come to us with fully designed parts and all we have to do is determine the most effective tooling and find the best shaping process. That being said, not all of our customers have their required design completely ready, and that’s okay…. Read more »
It may not be obvious, but stainless steel springs are commonly used in everyday commercial and domestic applications. One industry that uses industrial springs on a daily basis, is the construction industry. Whether it be a simple buckling device or a complicated vehicular suspension system, durable and sturdy springs are needed in many pieces of… Read more »
At James Spring & Wire, we manufacture products for a wide range of industries and in an assortment of configurations from complex designs down to the basic cuts. Oftentimes, customers and potential customers come to us looking for custom spring solutions for their application. Custom precision spring manufacturing is only one part of a much… Read more »