A Guide to Air Filter Clips & Fasteners


In industrial, commercial and residential environments, air filtration systems process air through air filters to improve air quality by removing particulates and impurities from the air. The filtration system, it could be argued, is only as efficient as the air filter itself. The air filter, in turn, is only as efficient as the spring, clip,… Read more »

Ask the Professionals: Precision Metal Stamping

Precision Finishing

Precision metal stamping is a cold-form manufacturing process that converts metal sheets into desired shapes—be it parts, components, or finished products—for a variety of applications. In metal fabrication shops or manufacturing operations, metal sheets, known as blanks, are fed through the tool and die surface of stamping presses to shape and shear the blanks into… Read more »

What Are Medical Stylets?

Medical Stylet

A medical stylet is a small, malleable plastic-coated metal rod most commonly used in endotracheal (ETT) devices for intubation. They are a medical component that is placed inside an endotracheal tube to reinforce or pre-shape the lumen of the tube to aid in directing the tube towards the laryngeal inlet. As with any medical device… 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 »

3 Advantages of Utilizing Assembly Services

Springs Used in Consumer Goods

In today’s economy, many businesses turn to companies that offer assembly services to meet production demands for their products and components. Commonly referred to as outsourcing, the practice offers several advantages for companies to contract various operational activities and services to another company to perform those activities. Having a company that specializes in simple vertical… 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 »

Everything You Should Know About Helical Springs

helical springs

Though there are many kinds of springs, helical springs are the most common, and their application is widespread. From machinery and consumer products to industrial equipment and transportation—anything with a machine will likely have a spring inside it. Springs are a valued device because they can store mechanical energy. Varying types have been in use… 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 »