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Custom Spring Manufacturing: Spring Materials

Posted by Plymouth Spring on Jun 13, 2017, 1:00:00 PM | Leave a Comment

Often part of a larger supply chain, custom precision spring manufacturing plays a vital role, none the less, in the overall success of an application.

Custom springs can range in size from the very small to the very large, fulfill a variety of functions, can be finished or coated, and can be manufactured from a wide range of materials. It is important to partner with a qualified manufacturer that can help you navigate the vast array of spring options that are available.

Spring Materials

spring-materials.jpgOne of the most important aspects of any spring is the material it is made from. Material options can range from steel, stainless steel, and nickel 205 to various standard and super alloys, all in custom forms such as flat strip or wire forms. 

Each type of material offers specific tensile strength, durability, and material specific properties. Each of these factors needs to be carefully considered before making a material selection so that the best material for the specific application can be chosen.

Our spring material capabilities include:

  • Alloy Steel
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Hastelloy
  • Inconel
  • Monel
  • Music Wire
  • Nickel 205
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Stainless Steel

Music Wire

One of the most common spring materials is music wire. Originally designed for use in pianos, music wire offers users a high tensile strength. This is the main reason for its popularity in a wide range of industries.

Music wire owes its high tensile strength to its composition. Unlike other types of wire, music wire is not formed from bundles of smaller diameter wire nor does it have a twist. This makes it ideal for applications where the spring will come under considerable stress.

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Contact us to learn more about our custom spring capabilities, to discuss your custom spring applications, and let our experienced engineers help you find the ideal solution for your application.

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