Posts Categorized: Spring Fabrication

Corrosion Protection of Metal 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 »

How the Pandemic Has Affected Spring Manufactures

Spring Manufacturing

By now, how the Covid-19 pandemic affected every industry and aspect of life worldwide, is old news. Unfortunately, though improving, the effects of the pandemic persist. The coronavirus first brought ordinary lives and daily routines to a grinding halt in an attempt to slow the spread of the highly infectious disease.

ISO 9001 – 7 Principles of Quality Management

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ISO 9001 principles are the international standard that promotes and defines the criteria for the development, implementation and effectiveness of a quality management system for companies, businesses, and organizations around the world. As ISO 9001 is focused strictly on the standard for quality management systems, its principles apply to a wide range of industries, suppliers,… Read more »

Types of Stainless Steel Grades

Stainless Steel Pots

There are many types of stainless steel grades. In fact, over 150 grades have been designated for one purpose or another. Though the many grades of stainless steel share some characteristics, it is the near-endless combination of alloying metals that differentiates one grade from another. Still, of all the types of stainless steel grades available… Read more »

Understanding ITAR Compliance


What is ITAR Compliance? Knowing and understanding the answer to these questions is important for any company involved in government contracting and international trade that’s related to the defense industry, whether directly or indirectly. Though not well known by firms outside of government contracting circles, ITAR is the acronym for International Traffic in Arms Regulations,… Read more »

Advantages of Stainless Steel for Springs

Stainless Steel

Selecting the correct material for the design of a spring is one of the first and most important considerations in its application. Stainless steel used for springs, for example, has many advantages and favorable properties—above all, corrosion resistance—which makes the material ideal for many applications.

5 Types of Specialty Springs & Their Common Uses


Specialty springs are custom-designed springs manufactured to fulfill a specific mechanical function in a particular mechanism. Specialty springs will vary in design in relation to the spring requirements and spring force—compressive, tensile, or torsion—needed for the application. Because specialty springs are uniquely designed for a specific application—they are not a stock item found on shelves—spring… Read more »

Calculating a Spring Constant Using Hooke’s Law


Knowing how to calculate a spring constant is essential in the design and manufacture of springs. Before a spring is produced for an application, engineers need to know how the spring will behave and function to determine whether the design is suitable for the application.

How to Determine the Length for Constant-Force Springs

Constant-Force Spring

Constant-force springs are mechanical devices used in applications that typically require some kind of counterbalancing or retraction mechanism. In design and function, constant-force springs differ from the more common familiar types of wound springs. They exert a consistent linear force or torque that remains constant over a large range of motion.