Posts Categorized: Spring Fabrication

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 »

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 »

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 »

What is Medical Device Manufacturing?

Medical Devices

Medical device manufacturing is a vital industry that plays a significant role in our healthcare system. The sector develops and provides a diverse array of medical products for use in a wide range of applications, be it medical stylets and pacemakers or X-ray and MRI machines. As an industry, the manufacturing of medical devices can… Read more »

How is Spring Steel Made?

Various Compression Springs

How is spring steel made? As a material vital to numerous industries, in regard to its applications and unique properties, spring steels hold particular characteristics that set it apart from other types of steel. Besides it most obvious application—spring steels are used in manufacturing springs—the material is also used to manufacture a diverse array of… Read more »

Types of Specialized Metals Used in Spring Fabrication

Spring Design

Specialized metals are used in the fabrication of springs and wire forms when certain physical, chemical, and mechanical properties are required for an application. Though specialized metals may refer to a specific metal, in general, as a material choice, they often refer to a range of metal alloys that hold the desirable characteristics needed for… Read more »

Differences Between 304 vs 316 Stainless Steel

surgical tools

At first glance, in comparing 304 vs 316 stainless steel, the lines between the two grades may seem fine. Each has more properties in common than not—both have very good corrosion and heat resistance, strength, and excellent welding and forming properties. In fact, 304 and 316 are two of the most popular grades of stainless… Read more »

Corrosion Protection of Metal Springs

Springs

In the design and fabrication of a metal spring, corrosion protection is essential to ensure the application performs as required over its intended service life. The materials selected and the environmental conditions in which the application will function are prime design considerations to protect the spring from corrosion and its harmful effects on the metal… Read more »

Types of Stainless Steel Finishes for Spring & Wire Fabrication

Metal Finishing

Types of stainless steel finishes are made available after forming for a number of reasons. Though the alloy is well-known for its high corrosion resistance, finishing can provide an added layer of protection against oxidation, corrosion, rusting, and staining. Finishes are also added to meet certain design requirements that may call for an architectural aesthetic,… Read more »