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Engineers also need to consider the conditions that a spring will be operating under when it is fitted to a final product. Read More…

Spring Design Although springs are simple mechanisms, they perform important functions in many applications, so it is important that they are carefully designed to create the right amount of force.
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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 $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-583-1326

Founded in 1945, Tollman’s expert engineering staff stands ready to work directly with your designers to meet customized spring design and cycle life requirements and achieve maximum performance of your products. In addition to helping you with the pre-production design of new parts, our engineering and design experts can help improve the performance of your existing products. Tollman’s up-front involvement in the design of customer products saves time and money.

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Tollman Spring Company, Inc. $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-584-0594

Plymouth Spring Company, founded in 1959, has continued to expand and grow through new technologies and attention to details to serve an ever larger customer base. Plymouth Spring completed the acquisition of the assets of the Bristol Spring Manufacturing Company and has integrated much of Bristol Spring’s highly skilled workforce, equipment and manufacturing capabilities of compression springs, torsion springs & extension springs into our existing facility.

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Plymouth Spring Company, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-860-6031

Established in 1964 and now in our third generation of ownership, Gilbert Spring Corporation has remained dedicated to not only providing the utmost quality in our products but also offering excellent customer service and on-time delivery with short lead times. Our Secondary department can produce complex Springs and Wire/Strip Forms not suited for machine operations, and our on-site tooling department gives us the ability to quickly adapt to customer’s needs.

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Gilbert Spring Corporation $$$

Hicksville, NY  |  855-966-2529

At Ajax Wire, in addition to manufacturing a growing list of stock springs, we can produce springs to your specifications, samples or drawings in short or long runs. We also offer several assortments that come with cabinets and display boards. Compression springs, extension springs and torsion springs are examples of our products. Springs have been our only business for more than 85 years, Call us today!

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Ajax Wire Specialty Company, Inc. $$$
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If the spring is located in the engine bay of a car, it may be exposed to dirt and a wide range of temperatures. If the spring is installed on a trampoline, it needs to be able to bear the impact of repeated jumping. Variables like this will be determining factors when considering the kinds of material, configuration, and size for the spring design.

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When designing a spring, engineers also have to consider the production tools that will be available and the scale of manufacturing in the production plant. Materials need to be chosen not only for their durability but also for their cost effectiveness. When a custom spring is designed, manufacturers will typically create one or several prototypes to make sure that their factory equipment is being used efficiently and to have a working model that can be tested in a final product.

Once all of the kinks in the production process are worked out, the custom spring is created in whatever quantity has been ordered. Obviously the cost goes down if a large number of springs are produced, and manufacturers will have a minimum number that have to be ordered to make production profitable from a business standpoint.

Before spring design can begin, engineers must be supplied with the specifications for the project and an assembly drawing to show them how the spring will be used with other components. This tells them what role the functionality of the spring plays and what size constraints they will have to design it to work under.

The diameter of these springs could vary greatly depending on the application, from as small as 1mm to as large as several inches. If a jewelry company is going to release a new lineup of wrist watches, for example, they will require extremely tiny springs that can fit within a watch's small body.

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