Posts By: James Spring

Helpful Guide to Measuring Compression Springs

Various Compression Springs

In order for a compression spring application to perform properly in a device, it must meet an expected force at a particular height. The importance cannot be understated—measuring compression springs are a design function necessary to meet a device’s application requirements. That device could be a retractable pen, an automobile’s suspension, a mining or oilfield… Read more »

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Springs

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A spring is an elastic device or component that is manufactured by a spring company for numerous industrial applications. Most have a helical or coil shape with many design functions, depending on the application, to maintain a force between objects or contacting surfaces, or to exert or absorb a shock. Springs store and release mechanical… Read more »

5 Facts You Likely Don’t Know About Springs

Compression Springs

A spring is an elastic device or component that is manufactured by a spring company for numerous industrial applications. Most have a helical or coil shape with many design functions, depending on the application, to maintain a force between objects or contacting surfaces, or to exert or absorb a shock. Springs store and release mechanical… Read more »

When to Utilize Custom Spring Grinding

Spring Grinding

Spring grinding is a common industrial process that shapes the end coils of springs flat and square for certain applications. In general, due to their coiled ends, the overwhelming majority of spring grinding processes are performed on compression springs. The coil ends of the spring may have to be squared for a spring to mate… Read more »

8 Interesting Wire Spring Applications

Wire Spring

Wire springs are an indispensable material used in a variety of applications and components. In fact, wire springs are used in just about every industry. Not only are springs found in countless products we use on a daily basis, but they are found in the machines that make the products. Some wire spring applications may… Read more »

Why You Should Be Using Custom Extension Springs

Helical Spring

Custom extension springs are an integral component in numerous products and applications for many devices, machinery, and consumer goods. Benefits of custom extension springs guarantee that, at a minimum, the right material, finish, and configuration is used in its manufacture. More importantly, when designed to specification, custom extension springs ensure that the necessary work requirements… Read more »

A Guide to Air Filter Clips & Fasteners

HVAC

In industrial, commercial and residential environments, air filtration systems process air through air filters to improve air quality by removing particulates and impurities from the air. The filtration system, it could be argued, is only as efficient as the air filter itself. The air filter, in turn, is only as efficient as the spring, clip,… Read more »

Ask the Professionals: Precision Metal Stamping

Precision Finishing

Precision metal stamping is a cold-form manufacturing process that converts metal sheets into desired shapes—be it parts, components, or finished products—for a variety of applications. In metal fabrications shops or manufacturing operations, metal sheets, known as blanks, are fed through the tool and die surface of stamping presses to shape and shear the blanks into… Read more »

What Are Medical Stylets?

Medical Stylet

A medical stylet is a small, malleable plastic-coated metal rod most commonly used in endotracheal (ETT) devices for intubation. They are a medical component that is placed inside an endotracheal tube to reinforce or pre-shape the lumen of the tube to aid in directing the tube towards the laryngeal inlet. As with any medical device… Read more »