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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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Leading Manufacturers

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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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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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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