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.

Leading Manufacturers

Bloomingburg, OH  |  740-437-7614

At Bloomingburg Spring & Wire Form, we manufacture custom compression, extension, torsion and double torsion springs, clock springs, wire forms, stampings and wire assemblies. Materials used include stainless steel, brass, bronze and other exotics by request. If you need immediate help, contact our 24-hour RUSH emergency service. Let us tame your biggest spring problem for you!

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Bloomingburg Spring & Wire Form $$$

Woods Cross, UT  |  801-298-0113

We have an extensive product list consisting of compression springs, torsion springs and extension springs. Medical, mechanical, custom, miniature, die, heavy duty, valve and wire springs are all manufactured by us to customer specifications. Call us today for your spring manufacturing needs.

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Spring Works Utah $$$

Norristown, PA  |  888-701-7180

As a small manufacturing firm of precision springs and wire forms, we pride ourselves on the personal attention and time we give to each customer. We specialize in Specialty and Prototype Spring and Wire Forms. We will produce Prototype samples for testing prior to full order production. We offer competitive pricing and quick turnarounds on both our large inventory of Stock Springs as well as on Customized Parts. Visit our website and call us today for more information!

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Tricor Industries, Inc. $$$

Tulsa, OK  |  800-540-9473

Action Spring has the experience and the expertise to manufacture dependable springs and wire forms for your application. Industries served include aerospace, electronics, recreational, and more. We can manufacture a variety of springs ranging in sizes from .003 to .500., and are able to produce almost any shape and size that a customer may need.

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Action Spring Co. $$$

Brooklyn, NY  |  888-777-4647

Lee Spring is a global manufacturer of stock catalog springs and custom designed parts including compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wave springs and Belleville washers. Extensive capabilities in size, configurations and materials. We want to help you with all your spring needs. Give us a call today or visit our website for more information.

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Lee Spring® $$$
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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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