Posts By: James Spring

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 »

Types of Springs Manufactured by James Spring & Wire

Types of Springs

James Spring and Wire designs and manufactures many different types of springs, including standard and custom springs for industrial and commercial applications for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). We offer a wide range of springs for use in many industries, examples include suspensions the automotive industry, in the utilities industry to produce springs for gas metering… Read more »

How to Bend PVC Pipe Using the Pipe Viper

PVC Pipe

For many years, long before the Pipe Viper was introduced, the fine art of how to bend PVC pipe was somewhat of an acquired skill. Custom fittings were generally produced via a heat bend technique, a process that inserted a device or object into the pipe, and then subjected the pipe to a controlled heat… Read more »

Why Should My Company Choose Four Slide Metal Stamping?

Precision Metal Stamping Products

Four slide metal stamping is a precision metal stamping and forming process best suited for the production of multiple formed material-intensive parts or parts that require the most accuracy in shaping. Here at James Spring we handle the precision forming and shaping of parts in-house which not only ensures high quality, but has the added… Read more »