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Compared to many other spring varieties, which can feature rounded coil shapes, flat springs feature flat or near-flat coil shapes, as their name suggests. When an external load is deflected onto the spring’s flat strips, a flat spring can store and release energy. Read More…

Flat Springs Flat springs, a common type of spring manufactured from strip material, derive their name from their shape, which generally has a high width-to-thickness ratio.
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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 $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-777-2600

At Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation we have experience in raw materials and metal fabrication. We are a Midwest manufacturer who is part of the American business community. Our coil springs are made from the highest quality material available. Our production ranges from a few prototypes to over fifty million parts. We provide the best quality in the industry.

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Stanley Spring and Stamping Corporation $$$

Hugo, MN  |  888-224-1721

Visit Western Spring for complete satisfaction from spring designing to prototyping and short-runs to production runs, we are here for you. Serving numerous industries for many years, our experience will help you choose the right compression, extension, torsion, wire, flat, or custom spring that you need.

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Western Spring Manufacturing $$$

Wilder, KY  |  859-581-7600

Our coil springs are manufactured in the United States and serve a wide range of industries. We have a wide range of stock springs on our shelf and also offer custom made springs. Here at W.B Jones Spring Co Inc., we are committed to high quality, excellent customer service, and on time deliveries. Contact our design specialists to discuss your spring needs today!

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W.B. Jones Spring Company $$$

Detroit , MI  |  313-838-3925

Our coil springs are manufactured in the United States and serve a wide range of industries. We have a wide range of stock springs on our shelf and also offer custom made springs. Here at Michigan Steel Spring Co., we are committed to high quality, excellent customer service, and on time deliveries. Contact our design specialists to discuss your spring needs today!

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Michigan Steel Spring Co. $$$

Katy, TX  |  281-391-1888

Our compression springs can suit any customer’s need. We can make our springs in a variety of materials, configurations, sizes, and shapes. We want to ensure that your every need is met. If you have specific questions, simply let us know and we will try to help you. You can learn more by contacting us today or visiting our website!

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. $$$
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Flat springs are available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses, both of which affect the spring's stiffness. Based on the application, flat springs can be constructed from a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, nickel alloys, beryllium copper, phosphorus bronze and more.

Flat springs also come in many forms, such as cantilever, leaf, custom and many other varieties. Flat springs are versatile and can be applied in all kinds of contexts, most notably in the automotive industry. In some vehicle suspension systems, for example, flat leaf springs help ensure stability and reduce wear on other parts.

Flat springs can also be used in a car's steering and drive axles, exhaust system and seating. Flat springs can be either plastic or metal springs; a flat spring's composition depends on its intended application.

There are many flat spring varieties, and they are used in all kinds of applications throughout industry and other contexts. Leaf springs, a flat spring variety, historically have been very important components in the automotive industry. Leaf springs are usually constructed of several flat strips of metal stacked one on top of the other, though some leaf springs can be constructed of just one tapered strip of metal.

They were essential components in many different kinds of vehicles up until the 1970s, when they began to be replaced by more advanced suspension systems. In some cases, though, such as in very large trucks and SUVs, leaf springs are still sometimes used because of their capacity for load distribution.

Flat springs are also commonly used in seating to provide support; when several flat springs are employed together in a system, they can absorb and distribute the weight of a seated person. These and many other flat spring configurations and applications make flat springs important utilities throughout industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts.

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