What is a Torsion Spring and How Does It Work?

Torsion Springs

If you’ve ever wondered what is a torsion spring or how are they used, you’re not alone. With so many spring types available it’s often hard to decipher which spring may be required for a specific application. At James Spring we’re here to answer all of your spring questions!

What is CNC Wire Forming?

CNC Wire Forming Machine

CNC wire forming or wire bending is an advanced technique used to manipulate metal into standard or customized shapes for the manufacturing of products. Consisting of various shapes and sizes, wire forms are fabricated with machines through heat treatment, cutting and bending. CNC wire forming machines operate by using standardized tooling to alter the shape… Read more »

Popular Types of Springs and Their Uses

extension spring

There are many different types of springs, used in countless devices, mechanisms, machines, tools, and much more. They are very much an indispensable component, each with their own design characteristics specific to the application. Springs are an elastic object which stores mechanical energy that releases when a force is applied to it. As a component,… Read more »

Understanding the Four Compression Spring End Types

Compression Springs

Compression spring end types vary relative to their application. Though the end type distinctions are minor, they one of the defining features of a compression spring and are, therefore, important to the functionality of the device. There are basically two end designs, open and closed, with another two variations making a total of four end… Read more »

Elgiloy Non-Magnetic Springs and Wire Forms

Medical Tools

Elgiloy is a specially fabricated alloy used in wire forms and spring applications. Elgiloy is a patented cobalt-base alloy compounded of cobalt, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, beryllium, carbon and iron. It can be used as-is or heat-treated.

Calculating Spring Tension

Various Extension Springs

All springs are constructed to have an initial tension, that force that keeps the coils together in a set position. As a measurement, initial tension is the load or force necessary to overcome the internal force to start coil separation. How to calculate spring tension, and its importance will help to determine how effectively a… Read more »

Custom Spring Design Specifications and Ordering Tips

Extension Springs

Springs are ubiquitous mechanical components found in a wide range of machines and devices—from consumer goods to large-scale industrial equipment. For manufacturing, custom spring design specifications are essential to meet component requirements. Size, load weight, and material are necessary to fulfill design specifications. Before any of those specifications can be met, engineers will determine which… Read more »

Low Carbon Steel Compression Limiters

Compression Limiters

James Spring & Wire has extensive experience in custom designing and manufacturing compression limiters to meet any application. Compression limiters are used to protect plastic parts and components from damage due to the tightening load of a bolt or screw. Depending on the strength requirements of your specific application we can custom design a compression… Read more »

How Custom Springs Are Made

Spring Manufacturing

Custom spring manufacturing is designed for customized or unique spring applications for products. Determining how springs are made relates to the application. Custom springs are made to meet specific design requirements for products across multiple industrial sectors—aerospace, automotive, medical, IT and AI, trades and construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and so on. They can vary greatly with… Read more »

Why Use Titanium for Medical Applications

Surgical Tools

Titanium resists corrosion and is bio-compatible. Titanium also has the ability to join with human bone, which is one of the reasons it is used so often in the medical industry. Titanium metal is used in medical and surgical applications, such as surgical titanium instruments, orthopedic titanium rods, titanium pins, and titanium plates.