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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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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Patrick Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

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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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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