Stainless Steel Spring Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of stainless steel spring manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source stainless steel spring manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate stainless steel spring companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture stainless steel springs for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading stainless steel spring manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for hard stainless steel spring clips, stainless steel compression springs, or stainless steel flat springs.

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  • Springs in Action: Pie Manufacturing Machine

    Stainless steel springs are the ideal spring to use in food production industries because stainless steel metal is resistant to corrosion and is easy to clean. Many industrial food production machines use stainless springs to complete simple processes, like controlling conveyor belts, stamping out dough, and controlling the movement of the food machines. At the end of the day, the operator can simply spray down the entire machine assembly with a cleaner and water to sanitize the unit and prepare it for the next day. The stainless steel springs and...

  • Springs in Our World: Tape Measures

    Flat springs were some of the first springs ever invented. Hundreds of years ago, ancient clock akers realized that if they coiled a flat piece of metal, it could wind and unwind over and over, creating an endless spring that was hard to break. Today, the flat springs are used in a variety of industries. Most flat springs are cut from sheet metal strips. These sheet metal springs are sturdy and have uses in a variety of industries. One place that you might not expect to see a flat spring...

  • Coatings for Your Springs

    One thing that many industrial springs have in common is the coating on the surface of the springs. Most springs are made from inexpensive metals, such as steel, which will eventually corrode and rust if it does not receive an external coating. Many spring manufacturing companies create various coatings for springs depending on the final use of the spring. You can choose the coating that you want for your springs, depending on what the company offers and what you need your springs to do. Each coating has their own benefits...

  • Special Formulas for Stainless Steel Springs

    A stainless steel spring is a spring made from stainless steel metal. Stainless steel is an ideal material for springs, because not only does it have excellent strength and tension-bearing properties, but it also will not corrode and rust in air or water. Stainless steel is often the spring material of choice for use in moist or air-exposed applications, and is especially popular in the food and beverage industrial industry. A stainless steel spring is not just made from any stainless steel mixture, however. Steel manufacturers actually create specific formulas...

Industry Information

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. 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.

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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