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How to Choose the Correct Spring Ends

Extension Springs | spring ends

Spring ends are a defining characteristic of springs. Knowing which spring to use for a particular need or job requirement will depend on the spring ends. Some spring ends are hooked or looped, others are closed, and others are open or straight. However, of the many varieties of springs, the market is primarily composed of… Read more »

Everything You Should Know About Helical Springs

helical springs | coil springs

Though there are many kinds of springs, helical springs are the most common, and their application is widespread. From machinery and consumer products to industrial equipment and transportation—anything with a machine will likely have a spring inside it. Springs are a valued device that because they can store mechanical energy. Varying types have been in… Read more »

Replacement Springs: What To Look For

Compression Springs

Springs are incredibly common components that are used in nearly every industry. Because they are an essential part in so many applications, they are subjected to heavy use and wear. Having access to replacement springs or having parts on hand is not only a good idea but may be necessary to prevent shutdowns in any… Read more »

Most Common Compression Spring Uses

Compression Spring uses

Compression spring uses are many. It is the most common type of spring and is designed to function when a load is applied to it. Made of spring steel, or another non-ferrous metal, a compression spring is an elastic coil that very efficiently builds up energy when loaded. When you think compression spring, think mattress… Read more »

5 Household DIY Projects Using Upcycled Wire Form Springs

wire form springs

Most people would give little thought to upcycle their old wire form springs. More than likely it’s the last thing on their minds when throwing out an old sofa or bed spring mattress. But there are those among us who have given thought to upcycle wire form springs, and have found many creative uses for… Read more »

Why You Should Order Custom Springs Online

Pressure Spring

Did you know that you can order custom springs online at James Spring and Wire Company? We can provide quotations on an extensive assortment of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wire forms, retaining rings, constant force springs, wire forms, strip forms, and metal stampings. There are many benefits of ordering springs online versus in… Read more »

Materials for Spring Design & Wire Forming

spring design

Spring design and its fabrication play an important role in manufacturing and industry around the globe. Springs come in all shapes and sizes to meet industry needs and are made from a wide range of metal alloys. Materials used for spring design and wire forming consist of high strength alloys. In general, wire formed into springs… Read more »

Learn How Springs Are Made

how springs are made

The spring has long been an indispensable component in the manufacturing of products. Yet, for most, the thought of how springs are made and their purpose only comes to mind if they take a pen apart or see what’s behind a tire when changing a flat. Nevertheless, applications for springs are near endless and are… Read more »

Spring Constant Formula

Spring Constant

Springs are elastic mechanical objects which, after they are deformed, that is, after being stretched or compressed, they return to their original shape. They are a necessary component for a wide variety of mechanical devices. From engines, appliances, tools, vehicles, and medical instruments—down to simple ball-point pens, the familiar metal coil has become an indispensable… Read more »

What is a Coil Spring?

Compression Springs

Ask ‘What is a coil spring?’ and first thought is likely the image of a Slinky walking end-over-end down a flight of stairs. Less likely, at least to the uninitiated, are thoughts of a mechanical device that has become an integral part of our everyday life. Though hidden in plain sight, you can find the… Read more »