Posts Categorized: Spring Fabrication

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 »

Pocket Guide: The Passivation Process for Springs

Stainless Steel Springs

Passivated springs are a necessary finishing step in the manufacturing of spring components, especially important in custom springs for medical devices or those for use in the food industry. Springs can be made with a variety of materials from a number of polymers to a wide range of metals. However, most springs used in industrial… Read more »

Choosing the Right Medical Springs for Your Equipment


Medical springs are an important component in the manufacturing of devices and equipment used throughout the medical industry. The three main types of springs used in medical devices—compression, torsion, and extension—and each serve a valuable purpose in varying types of equipment, large and small. Springs are devices that store mechanical energy. Though they are relatively… Read more »

The Various Uses for Elgiloy Springs

elgiloy springs

In recent years, manufacturers and design engineers of springs have moved to develop lighter materials and easier-to-maneuver springs with exceptional mechanical properties for a wide variety of applications. One important result was the development of Elgiloy springs. Made from an exotic mix of metals, Elgiloy is a new ‘super-alloy’ made of cobalt, chromium, nickel, molybdenum,… Read more »

How to Choose the Correct Spring Ends

Extension Springs

Spring ends are a defining characteristic of springs. Knowing which spring to use for a particular need or job requirement will depend on the spring ends. Some spring ends are hooked or looped, others are closed, and others are open or straight. However, of the many varieties of springs, the market is primarily composed of… Read more »

Replacement Springs: What To Look For

Compression Springs

Springs are incredibly common components that are used in nearly every industry. Because they are an essential part in so many applications, they are subjected to heavy use and wear. Having access to replacement springs or having parts on hand is not only a good idea but may be necessary to prevent shutdowns in any… 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 »