Why You Should Order Custom Springs Online

Pressure Spring

Did you know that you can order custom springs online at James Spring and Wire Company? We can provide quotations on an extensive assortment of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wire forms, retaining rings, constant force springs, wire forms, strip forms, and metal stampings. There are many benefits of ordering springs online versus in… 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 »

Spring Constant Formula

Spring Constant

Springs are elastic mechanical objects which, after they are deformed, that is, after being stretched or compressed, they return to their original shape. They are a necessary component for a wide variety of mechanical devices. From engines, appliances, tools, vehicles, and medical instruments—down to simple ball-point pens, the familiar metal coil has become an indispensable… Read more »

Coil Springs Basics

elgiloy springs

Ask ‘What is a coil spring?’ and the 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… Read more »

Types of Springs Manufactured by James Spring & Wire

Types of Springs

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 »

How to Bend PVC Pipe Using the Pipe Viper

PVC Pipe

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 »

Why Should My Company Choose Fourslide Metal Stamping?

Precision Metal Stamping Products

Fourslide metal stamping is a fourslide 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 advantage… Read more »

How Long Do Springs Last? Answers to Your Questions

Question Mark. How Long is Spring Life?

How long can you expect typical stainless steel 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.

Types of Steel Springs and Their Applications

Steel Springs

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 »