Torsion Springs Calculator

Torsion Springs

A torsion spring calculator is a software tool used to calculate the dimensions, tolerances, weight, and other design specifications for a torsion spring—the helical-shaped, coiled springs used in applications to exert torque or store rotational energy in a radial direction. Torsion spring calculator software allows a user to not only accurately calculate the design of… Read more »

How Compression Springs Are Manufactured

Compression Springs

Custom compression springs manufacturing is a design and fabrication process that produces precision compression spring components for critical applications serving a range of industries. From medical devices to mining and drilling equipment, custom compression springs are essential components utilized by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the production and manufacturing of numerous products, devices, tools, and… 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 »

Understanding Spring Constant Dimensional Formula

Metal Spring

In the physics of spring design, the spring constant dimensional formula provides the appropriate equation necessary to meet the application requirements of a particular type of spring—such as a compression or extension spring. A dimensional formula relates fundamental units like meters and kilograms into dimensional quantities such as mass and length to express an equation… Read more »

Coil Spring Function

Custom Spring Manufacturing Process

The ingenuity of the coil spring function is in its simplicity, for it is the essence of what a coil spring truly is. Found in numerous products, the coil spring is not simply a mechanical device, but an integral component necessary for those products to function. Manufacturers, companies, and entire industries rely on coil springs… Read more »

About Helical Springs & Calculating the Formula

Helical Spring

In the manufacture of custom springs for an application, engineers must first accurately calculate a helical spring formula to achieve the ideal spring design. Formulas and equations vary, too, for each type of helical spring. For example, a lot to do with calculating the formula for a helical spring relates as much to the type… 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 »

Compression vs Extension Springs

Extension Springs

When it comes to understanding the difference between compression vs extension springs, look no further than the springs themselves. True, compression and extension springs have certain shared characteristics. For starters, both are easily recognizable by their familiar tightly wound, helical coils. Each is commonly made of spring steel or another non-ferrous metal. When a force… Read more »

Key Factors When Properly Manufacturing Springs

manufacturing springs

In manufacturing springs, a key performance indicator—one that may often be assumed if not taken for granted—is reliability. Whether a cell phone, a retractable pen, a garage door or a vehicle’s shock absorber, users expect that the spring in their application will work efficiently and consistently through innumerable cycles. An expectation perhaps, unreasonable or not,… Read more »