Compression Springs

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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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Elgin, IL  |  847-697-5920

Since 1984, Patrick Manufacturing has been a leading producer of custom made-to-order precision springs for high volume applications using wire up to .236” diameter. Wire forms up to .500” wire diameter are also manufactured. Our state-of-the-art CNC coiling and forming machines are ready to work for you. We are ISO 9001:2015 registered. Patrick manufactures for OEM’s and contract manufacturers across many industries in the United States, Europe and Mexico. Patrick is also woman owned and operated.

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Patrick Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

Alsip, IL  |  708-629-0921

As an ISO 9002-certified business, you can expect quality from Taylor Spring. We produce made-to-order compression springs, torsion springs and extension springs. At Taylor Spring, the customer is our number-one priority! We make it a priority to work with you every step of the process from taking your call to shipping your product you'll know you're working with a trust worthy business.

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Taylor Spring Mfg. Co. $$$

Rockford, IL  |  815-963-3334

Riverside Spring is Family Owned and Customer Focused with capabilities that expand over generations in manufacturing of medium to high volume Springs, Wire Forms, Rings, Clips, Flat Forms and Light Stampings. We look forward to the opportunity to quote and earn your confidence.

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Riverside Spring Company $$$

Chino, CA  |  909-465-5166

R & D Spring has the goal of providing our customers with the highest quality products in the industry. All our springs, from torsion springs to extension springs, are made of high quality materials. We take our job seriously, which is why we are the trusted spring manufacturer for many companies in the military, aerospace, and computer industries. Contact us today!

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R & D Spring and Stamping, Inc. $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-582-6368

Our springs are made of a variety of materials and can be used in many different applications. Pa-Ted manufactures custom designed springs for the automotive, electrical, medical, landscaping, pool covers, and original equipment manufacturers industries, and uses materials such steel, beryllium copper, music wire, brass, titanium, tungsten wire, oil tempered wire, and resistance wire. Call us for wire forms today!

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Pa-Ted Spring Co., LLC $$$
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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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