Posts Categorized: Spring Fabrication

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 »

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 »