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Stainless Steel Springs

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Made of steel alloyed with at least 12% chromium and often nickel, stainless steel is a strong metal that fares well in a wide variety of environments and conditions. Read More…

Stainless Steel Springs Stainless steel springs are used for their ability to resist high temperatures, moisture and chemicals; they are also known for their smooth and attractive surface finish.
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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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Springs made of stainless steel are preferred in outdoor and water applications as well as in environments where sanitation is necessary. The aerospace, semi-conductor, heat exchanging, medical, food and beverage processing, marine, boat manufacturing, industrial manufacturing and oil industries all use stainless steel springs as components within machinery, equipment and vehicles. They always have a shiny, grey finish and can be fabricated into many different sizes and types of spring, including coil, compression, extension and torsion springs.

Small spring sizes generally have higher tensile strengths, which are similar to hard drawn carbon steel. They are made from cold drawn flat or round wire that have varying degrees of nickel. Springs that exhibit lower nickel content have better formability and flexibility but lower strength than those that have high amounts.

Like all stainless steel parts and products, heat treatment will not strengthen the metal. Instead, cold working, like cold extrusion to fabricate wire, strengthens the steel's properties. After cold working, a low temperature heat treatment improves the spring properties, some of which are lost during cold working.

Most stainless steel springs are fabricated from austenitic stainless steel, which is unaffected by heat treatment. Grades 302 (18% chromium, 9% nickel), 304 (18% chromium, 8% nickel) and 316 (17% chromium, 12% nickel, 2.5% molybdenum) are used to manufacture springs, all of which offer different properties. They are able to withstand temperatures up to 650ºF, a property that no other spring metal exhibits.

These grades have a small degree of magnetism, a coefficient of thermal expansion 15% less than carbon steel and thermal conductivity only 30% of standard steel. While stainless springs are not likely to oxidize and rust, they sometimes become discolored when the spring wire is stress relieved.

This yellow-brown color only affects the spring's aesthetics, not the function, life span or mechanical properties. In order to resume and maintain the spring's appearance, passivation, which is a coating method, is applied. It improves tarnish resistance as well as removes any discoloration.

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