They measure between 0.0036 and 0.187 inches thick, and smaller springs are always in development. Springs are found in many different industries, and small springs are no exception, although they are most commonly found within electronic systems. Read More…
R & L Spring CompanyLake 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.$$$
All-Rite Spring CompanySpring Grove, IL | 815-675-1350
All-Rite Spring Company specializes in quick-turn design, prototype, and manufacture of springs and wires of all shapes, sizes, and material types. Typical applications are: Automotive, Agricultural, Consumer Appliance, Industrial, Safety Critical, and other High Functional Value and/or Life Cycle.$$$
Apex Spring & Stamping CorporationGrand Rapids, MI | 616-591-9524
Apex Spring & Stamping is a certified minority owned company that manufacturers springs, stampings, wire forms, clips, and fasteners. Our core industries include automotive, office furniture, medical, recreational, consumer goods, and appliances. We also specialize in value added assembly and prototyping. Our engineering team will ensure your part is both functional and cost-effective. IATF 16949 Certified.$$$
Coiling Technologies, Inc.Houston, TX | 713-849-4000
Coiling Technologies, Inc. has the experience and expertise to design and engineer the custom springs to meet your specific requirements. We are a leading manufacturer of high-tech, specialized springs and we are committed to providing quality products with fast lead times. Our automated process allows us to produce the reliable springs you need.$$$
Sterling Spring LLCChicago, IL | 800-969-7884
At Sterling Springs LLC, we specialize in manufacturing a wide variety of high-quality springs for various industries and applications. Our product line includes compression springs, coil springs, torsion springs, extension springs, and industrial springs. We take pride in our capabilities to produce springs in a wide range of sizes and shapes, from tiny springs for delicate medical devices to large springs used in industrial machinery.$$$
MW ComponentsCharlotte, NC | 800-525-9067
At MW Components, we specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality springs for a variety of industries. With years of experience in the field, we have become a trusted name in the market for our commitment to excellence and dedication to providing our customers with the best possible products. Our range of springs includes compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, and more, all of which are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients.$$$
Diamond Wire Spring CompanyGlenshaw, PA | 412-684-1201
Diamond Wire Spring Company is a designer and manufacturer of precision springs. We have over 75 years of experience in stock and custom springs. Our founding principles of providing quality products and strong, personalized customer service help us earn the trust of our customers. We have more than 11,000 different springs available. We serve many industries including power and energy, agriculture and rail, and many others. Call us today!$$$
Pa-Ted Spring Co., LLCBristol, CT | 860-582-6368
Our springs are made of a variety of materials and can be used in many different applications. Pa-Ted manufactures custom designed springs for the automotive, electrical, medical, landscaping, pool covers, and original equipment manufacturers industries, and uses materials such steel, beryllium copper, music wire, brass, titanium, tungsten wire, oil tempered wire, and resistance wire. Call us for wire forms today!$$$
There are many kinds of small springs. Electronic springs are extremely small and must be fabricated under a microscope in a clean room facility. The smallest springs used in computers are can be difficult to see with a human eye. They can be found in cell phones, computers and electronic scales.
The medical industry uses small springs in devices like hearing aides, catheters and endoscopes. Some keyboards and touchpad keys each contain a tiny spring underneath the plastic overlay to provide tactile response, which provides assurance that the button has been properly pushed.
Appliances like commercial dryers, hardware, firearms, circuit breakers, lighting, pools and spas, toys, automotive components, jewelry like watches, lock mechanisms, small clocks, sport fishing equipment, batteries, marine applications and writing instruments like pens all employ the use of small springs to work properly. They are used for compression, torsion or tension/extension and are composed of either round coil wire or flat wire.
While larger springs are formed out of annealed metal and hardened after fabrication, smaller springs are wound from pre-hardened wire. The wire is made of many different materials, including all types of austenitic stainless steel (302, 304, 316), pre-plated zinc, bronze, hestelloy and music wire. They are used as precision mechanical springs and are wound by micro-coilers, a very recent technology. The wire used to make the springs is always formed by cold rolling or cold extrusion, which increases its strength when compared to hot rolling.
Fabricating smaller and smaller micro springs is currently in high demand as micro chips themselves become smaller with each technological innovation and the demand for smaller electronics grows. Manufacturers who specialize in small springs handle the spring design, fabrication and finishing processes all in one plant. The smaller the spring, the more difficult its manufacturing technique; today, they are made with the help of CNC (computer numerical controlled) machinery, which carries out the fabrication process in an automated manner by direction of computer software.