Choosing the Right Custom Springs for Your Machinery

Industrial Springs

As the name suggests, custom springs are types of springs designed and manufactured to meet specific application requirements of a particular machine or product, be it an automobile’s suspension or aircraft control and landing gear. Whether compressed, stretched, or twisted, custom springs are versatile mechanical devices that store and release energy, making them ideal components… Read more »

Enhancing Spring Tension: Practical Techniques for Different Spring Types

Custom Spring

How to increase spring tension and how to measure spring tension are important design considerations in the manufacture of custom springs. Spring tension allows engineers to design and select springs that meet specific performance requirements for a given application, and also enhance the functionality and reliability of a mechanical system. To further understand, let’s take… Read more »

Optimizing HVAC Systems: The Role of Quality Air Filter Clips

Various HVAC Filter Clips

HVAC air filter clips and fasteners are integral components that contribute to better air quality and system performance of air filtration systems in working and business environments. Unlike residential HVAC systems, industrial and commercial HVAC systems consist of specialized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of large manufacturing… Read more »

4 Significant Spring Specifications & Measurements in Spring Design

Torsion Spring

Whether designing a compression, extension or torsion spring, exact spring specifications and measurements are essential to ensure a spring functions as designed. Engineers and designers must have a thorough understanding of a spring’s specifications and measurements in order to select the most appropriate spring for a particular application.

Top 3 Metals Used in Spring Fabrication

Metal Springs

Types of spring materials used in spring fabrication vary depending on the design and application requirements. Principally, these materials consist of spring steels, a group of medium-to-high carbon, low alloy steels characterized by their excellent yield strength—an important material property that allows a spring to bend, twist, compress or extend and return to its original… Read more »

All About the Slinky

Rainbow Slinky

What is a Slinky? By design, it is a simple mechanical device composed of helical springs. On the other hand, how that one design became a simple yet iconic toy, one of the most recognized and successful toys in history, is a story unto itself. One that forever links the Slinky to James Spring &… Read more »

Popular Types of Compression Springs

Compression Springs

There are many types of compression springs on the market. Each is designed with distinct characteristics to meet the many different kinds of functional requirements of mechanical assemblies in which they are applied. Though a particular application may require a compressive force, the type of compression spring can affect how the spring interacts and performs… Read more »

Inspecting Coil Springs – What to Know

Custom Spring Manufacturing Process

Learning how to test coil springs is an important quality control measure manufacturers use during production. Testing and inspecting coil springs is far more than eliminating any guesswork in spring design. Every spring has individual design specifications related to application requirements, the materials used, the manufacturing methods, and any particular type of finish. The importance… Read more »