Ask ‘What is a coil spring?’ and first thought is likely the image of a Slinky walking end-over-end down a flight of stairs. Less likely, at least to the uninitiated, are thoughts of a mechanical device that has become an integral part of our everyday life. Though hidden in plain sight, you can find the… Read more »
James Spring and Wire designs and manufactures many different types of springs, including standard and custom springs for industrial and commercial applications for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). We offer a wide range of springs for use in many industries, examples include suspensions the automotive industry, in the utilities industry to produce springs for gas metering… Read more »
For many years, long before the Pipe Viper was introduced, the fine art of how to bend PVC pipe was somewhat of an acquired skill. Custom fittings were generally produced via a heat bend technique, a process that inserted a device or object into the pipe, and then subjected the pipe to a controlled heat… Read more »
Four slide metal stamping is a precision metal stamping and forming process best suited for the production of multiple formed material-intensive parts or parts that require the most accuracy in shaping. Here at James Spring we handle the precision forming and shaping of parts in-house which not only ensures high quality, but has the added… Read more »
How long can you expect springs to last? This is a commonly asked question. You may think that as long as it doesn’t ever get stretched to the point of no return, a spring will always go back to its original shape. However, spring life is dependent on many factors.
Springs are used in nearly every industry. Stainless steel is one of the most common spring materials because of its durability, resistance to rust and high yield strength. Steel springs are made from wire that has been hardened and tempered to suit the needs of the spring it will become. It starts as a large… Read more »
With so many spring companies out there, why choose a custom spring manufacturer? The benefits of using a custom spring manufacturer are many and can have a positive impact on the final product, which results in more business and a stellar reputation for your company. Experience Matters Finding a partner with the expertise required to… Read more »
With so many options available, it may not always be an easy job to figure out which spring you need, which is why it’s important to choose a partner who is knowledgeable about springs and who specializes in springs fabrication. There are many types of springs, and they can be fabricated in an overwhelming number… Read more »
When choosing the right spring, selecting the best spring wire for your application is a critical step before manufacturing. Below are some of the most common spring wire materials and their unique characteristics to help you make an informed choice.
When manufacturing custom springs, there are standards in place to promote uniformity throughout the industry. Spring tolerances are defined by the Spring Manufacturing Institute (SMI) and apply to both custom and stock springs, and include compression, extension, torsion, garter, conical and barrel springs. Standard tolerances include +/- ranges for many aspects of spring characteristics, including… Read more »