Unlike a coil spring where the loops gradually go upwards, creating a spring that exerts vertical force; the loops of a spiral spring are all flat and wrap around each other, generating horizontal force when they are compressed. 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!$$$
Pa-Ted Spring Co., LLCBristol, CT | 860-582-6368
Our springs are made of a variety of materials and can be used in many different applications. Pa-Ted manufactures custom designed springs for the automotive, electrical, medical, landscaping, pool covers, and original equipment manufacturers industries, and uses materials such steel, beryllium copper, music wire, brass, titanium, tungsten wire, oil tempered wire, and resistance wire. Call us for wire forms today!$$$
A spiral spring usually has a hook or screw hole on the end that extends away from the spiral. This point is used to attach the spring to whatever component it will be functioning with. The center of the spiral will also usually have a hooked shape that can be fixed to a component that holds it in place when the spring is activated.
Spiral springs - also referred to as spiral torsion springs - are used in brush motors or other applications where a short rotation is required. Typically, the rotation from a spiral spring is only 360 degrees or less. Industries from automotive to healthcare to construction make use of spiral springs in a variety of tools and devices.
Spiral springs are useful when you need to allow for a slight rotation when force is exerted, but you want whatever device you are using to return to its natural position as soon as the force is removed. A good example of this is a drill press.
When someone turns a drill press on and then uses the handle to push the drill down, an internal spiral spring is compressed. As soon as the person operating the press lets go of that handle, the spiral spring returns to its original shape, causing the drill to pull up and out of the material it was drilling in to.
Manufacturing of spiral springs can be done using either a hot or cold machining process. In the hot machining process, metals are heated and then formed into a spiral using a mold that matches the desired specifications. In the cold machining process, the metal is cut into a long strip and then carefully pressed in circles around a center piece that supports it and helps it to retain its shape while being bent.
Steel and aluminum are common materials used to make spiral springs, but in applications where the spring may be required to conduct an electrical current, copper is used due to its low resistance to electricity.