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Benefits and Applications of Helical Springs

Compression Springs

Helical springs are those familiar elastic coiled mechanical devices that are used to store and release energy. As a mechanical device, they are integral components for applications in nearly every industrial sector. The sheer amount of applications of helical spring in all areas of modern life is staggering.

The Evolution and History of Springs

Coil Springs

In the history of springs, it’s no exaggeration to state that spring technology has been around since the dawn of civilization. Look no further than the bow and arrow. One of the earliest applications of spring technology, the taut string of a bow has stored and released the mechanical energy required to provide food and… Read more »

Spring Deflection and How It’s Calculated

Spring Constant

When a spring takes a bounce, the bounce it takes is a result of the spring’s deflection. Spring deflection is the action or motion that results from the application or release of a load. It is the response to a force when it is applied or removed. Spring deflection is also known as spring travel,… Read more »

How Coil Spring Manufacturing Works

Various Extension Springs

Coil spring manufacturing processes are used in the production of a variety of springs. The familiar shaped compression spring, extension spring, and torsion spring are all formed by coil manufacturing processes. Coiled springs are common elastic objects that store and release mechanical energy. They are manufactured, primarily, from various types of steel and produced in… Read more »

Understanding the Spring Manufacturing Process

Springs

Springs are elastic objects that store mechanical energy vital to the operation of numerous devices, equipment, and machinery found in every household, office, and industry around the globe. In this regard, spring manufacturing is instrumental in the production of goods worldwide. The process provides the essential components for the manufacture of products that are mechanical… Read more »

Types of Springs Used in Medical Devices

surgical room

Springs are integral components in the manufacture of many medical devices. Whether it’s for a surgical stapler or a medical monitor, the types of springs in medical devices are defined by a specific action or movement required for the application. Though relatively simple in its design, springs store the mechanical energy necessary for a wide… Read more »

What is a Torsion Spring and How Does It Work?

Torsion Springs

If you’ve ever wondered what is a torsion spring or how are they used, you’re not alone. With so many spring types available it’s often hard to decipher which spring may be required for a specific application. At James Spring we’re here to answer all of your spring questions!

What is CNC Wire Forming?

CNC Wire Forming Machine

CNC wire forming or wire bending is an advanced technique used to manipulate metal into standard or customized shapes for the manufacturing of products. Consisting of various shapes and sizes, wire forms are fabricated with machines through heat treatment, cutting and bending. CNC wire forming machines operate by using standardized tooling to alter the shape… Read more »

Popular Types of Springs and Their Uses

extension spring

There are many different types of springs, used in countless devices, mechanisms, machines, tools, and much more. They are very much an indispensable component, each with their own design characteristics specific to the application. Springs are an elastic object which stores mechanical energy that releases when a force is applied to it. As a component,… Read more »

Understanding the Four Compression Spring End Types

Compression Springs

Compression spring end types vary relative to their application. Though the end type distinctions are minor, they one of the defining features of a compression spring and are, therefore, important to the functionality of the device. There are basically two end designs, open and closed, with another two variations making a total of four end… Read more »