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In contrast to extension springs, the spiral wires in compression springs are not touching when in a relaxed position; instead they become tightly compressed when put under stress. Read More…

Compression Springs Compression springs are open coiled, helical springs that offer resistance to compressive loading. Compression springs become more compact when they are weighted.
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Lake Geneva, WI  |  262-249-7854

R&L Spring Company manufactures custom spring and wire formed components for industries such as powersports, automotive, medical devices, and general industrial. Products include compression, extension, and torsion springs, as well as rings, wire forms, fourslide components, and long coils. Wire diameters available from .001" to .750" in both shaped wires and flat stocks. Their experienced team is able to meet the most demanding parts specifications. IATF16949 and ISO9001 certified.

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R & L Spring Company $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-453-5463

Certified ISO 9001:2000 company, Apex Spring & Stamping, is a top manufacturer of springs. Coil springs manufactured: torsion, extension or specialty springs. Flat stock is of spring steel, aluminum, stainless, brass, copper or rolled steel. Since 1977, our goal has been customer satisfaction. We will provide products that meet or exceed our customers expectations that are delivered on time.

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Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation $$$

Spring Grove, IL  |  815-675-1350

When it comes to springs, you'll find exactly what you are looking for with us! We have years of experience manufacturing high quality products from a variety of materials, in a variety of sizes and shapes. We strive to offer exactly what spring types and configurations our customers need with accuracy in quality and cost-effectiveness. Find out more by giving us a call today!

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All-Rite Spring Company $$$

Santa Clara, CA  |  408-986-1020

Since 1979, our springs & metal parts have been manufactured for the aerospace, electronic instruments, & medical industries. The torsion springs, compression springs, extension springs, flat springs, & leaf springs that American Precision Spring Corporation offers are used by customers worldwide.

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American Precision Spring Corporation $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  800-473-8837

Quickdraw Conveyor Systems are specially designed for use in automation processes. Our flexible design is ideal for conveyance in clean-room environments, automotive component assembly, medical device and instrument assembly, microelectronics production and semiconductor applications.

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Activar Technical Products/Quickdraw $$$

McKees Rocks, PA  |  800-245-6200

Quickdraw Conveyor Systems are specially designed for use in automation processes. Our flexible design is ideal for conveyance in clean-room environments, automotive component assembly, medical device and instrument assembly, microelectronics production and semiconductor applications.

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General Wire Spring Company $$$
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Compression springs can be made of various steel materials, including stainless steel, hard drawn steel, steel music wire and spring steel. In general, the larger the wire, the stronger the spring; compression springs with wider wire diameters can withstand more aggressive use than can thinner springs. Spring strength can also be enhanced by decreasing the coil diameter of the spring.

Compression springs are used to keep components from coming into contact with each other, and they can also be used to prevent objects from becoming too far apart from each other. They come in an array of sizes and can be specially ordered to fit dimensions for a custom design. Compression springs can be found in a variety of common products, including ball point pens, pogo sticks, car suspensions and mattresses.

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Compression springs are some of the most common spring varieties. Other common varieties include torsion springs, like those used in mousetraps; clock springs, like those used in wall clocks, wrist watches and other kinds of clocks; and flat springs, which are applied in an extensive variety of contexts, which range from automotive manufacturing to furniture making.

Compressive springs are available in many shapes and sizes, and they can be composed of a wide range of materials. A compression spring's composition is chosen based on its intended application. For example, a compression spring intended for use outdoors will likely be made of stainless steel.

Stainless steel is a good choice for such applications because of its resistance to corrosion even in the face of frequent exposure to moisture and chemicals. Steel is also strong; it can withstand frequent use without failing. Spring steel, non-alloy steel and even plastic can also be used in the construction of springs.

Choosing the appropriate material for spring composition is important; incorrectly pairing a spring with its application can cause premature failure, which can result in damage to nearby objects and, in some cases, injury to people. Correctly choosing a spring will maximize the spring's effectiveness and lifespan.

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