Spring Clips Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of spring clip manufacturers and suppliers. Find spring clip companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture spring clip to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top spring clip manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the spring clip companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of metal spring clip fasteners, spring clips metal, and spring steel clips of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Garland, TX 972-494-1313

    For over 40 years, Micro Forms has manufactured precision spring clips for electronic, medical & consumer product applications. Micro Forms uses a three-tiered approach to total quality management: design, control & continuous improvement. We are also a ISO 9002-certified company. At Micro Forms we engineer quality, value & profitability for all of our customers.

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  • Gurnee, IL 847-855-9200

    Your full service partner for a wide variety of high volume & short run spring clips, assemblies and related products manufactured to ISO 9001:2008 standards. Take advantage of progressive & secondary die expertise, in-house design engineering, tooling, prototyping & multiple stocking programs. AIC is an established leader in the industry, with competitive prices.

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  • Crystal Lake, IL 815-455-1900

    G&M Mfg. Corp. has almost 60 years of experience manufacturing spring clips and other metal products. We have the experience and expertise to bring you top of the line products and premium customer service. Call on of our experts for you next job, and we will be happy to find a solution that fits your exact needs and specifications. Visit our website for more information.

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  • Girard, PA 814-774-5661

    If your company is in need of spring clips made from a particular metal or of a specific size, our team at Thomas Erie/Solla Eyelet can make it happen. Since our founding in 1963, we have become a leader in our industry, providing metal stamped products for markets ranging from automotive to cosmetics. Stamping sizes range from 0.25 to 0.55 mm. We also offer gasketing, embossing, and anodizing. Our company is ISO 9001 certified, guaranteeing spring clips that are made to last.

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  • Cleveland, OH 888-327-6714

    Talan Products is a custom high-volume stamper producing precision components such as spring clips for construction, consumer, appliance, hardware and automotive markets. We received the Inc. 500 award for being one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, and yet our company still serves our three original customers. We are a premier stamping company.

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  • Calabasas, CA 866-317-0208

    At Pacific West America, Inc. we provide custom metal stamping, CNC machining, printed circuit boards, and membrane switches. Utilizing state of the art machinery, we offer precision metal fabrication and sheet metal fabrication. The company consists of two state-of-the-art plants, staffed with highly trained engineers and experts prepared to handle all of your projects. For unparalleled service and design, contact us today!

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Spring Clips: Materials, Coatings and Applications

Spring clips are ideal fasteners because they are self-retaining as they do not require secondary fastening devices like screws, studs or rivets. These clips are held in place by, you guessed it, spring tension and are not easily loosened by vibration. Most spring-clips are made from steel with 0.50 to 0.80% carbon and are usually hardened to Rockwell C 45-50. Tensions by vary depending on the thickness as well as the width of the steel. Some other materials, such as plastic, have been used in the production of spring clips; however, in terms of metals, high carbon steel has unmatched properties. In addition to these options for materials, there are also options for coatings.

Coatings are often used to meet varying requirements for spring clips. Neoprene and vinyl dips, for instance, create a protective layer or cushion to prevent damage to materials around the clip. Other coatings and platings may be used to create a desired appearance for the spring clip.  Zinc mechanical plating, for example, offers an attractive finish without the risk of hydrogen embrittlement. Deciding on the material of the clip itself as well as the many options for coatings may depend on the specific application of the clip.

Some applications for spring clips include a variety of functions in textile, construction and electrical applications. Plastic clips for instance are often used quite a bit in cable and electrical fastening applications. Metal clips, on the other hand, are relied in clamping and retaining applications as they offer better temperature resistance, strength and durability.  There are clips of many shapes and sizes to suit innumerable applications. Contact a manufacturer near you today for more information or to request a quote.

Spring Clips

Spring clips are one-piece fasteners that slip into holes or onto edges. They do not require secondary pieces because they are self-retaining and are held by spring tension. Not easily loosened through vibration, spring clips are often used in automotive applications. Also able to compensate for tolerance buildup and misalignment, spring clips are generally configured to work for specific applications.

Although plastic clips have become more widely used than metal clips, metal clips such as spring metal clips, are able to handle higher holding capabilities. In addition, certain metal clips, such as stainless steel spring clips, offer much better resistance in environmental conditions compared to many types of plastic clips. Spring clips are useful in a wide range of applications, such as fastening cables, molding trim, gaskets and fabrics as well as in assembling cover panels, hinged components, flange and channel assemblies and armored cable. As a result of their wide-ranging applications, spring clips are advantageous in numerous industries including marine, military, apparel, aerospace, commercial, telecommunications, electronics, agricultural and appliance. Spring clips are formed during the metal stamping process; metals that spring clips are typically formed from include carbon steel, concrete wire, cold rolled steel, brass, bronze and aluminum. The type of the material affects the application of the spring clip; metals like aluminum are for light-duty applications while metals such as cold rolled steel are for heavy-duty applications.

Since spring clips are small, precision parts they are generally formed during progressive and fourslide stamping processes. Both of these processes are types of short run stamping, which is done as a part of a one continuous process and is used to produce high volumes over a short time span. Progressive stamping utilizes presses with multiple stations which stamp different attributes into parts as a metal coil moves through the press; spring clips are cut and separated on the final step. In the fourslide stamping process, presses with four moving slides are used, which allow the automated press to manipulate parts along both axis. This allows for multiple aspects of stamping, cutting and shaping on spring clips to be completed at one processing stage. There are also several different configurations of spring clips including u-shaped clips, s-shaped clips, dart-shaped clips and c-shaped clips. U-shaped clips are mainly used for assembly of products such as glass panels, wire and cables and flange assemblies. S-shaped clips are often used to fasten panels and flanges either in line with one another or at an angle with the clips. They are also highly useful for assembly of soft materials in hard-to-reach areas. Dart-type springs are most often used to join two panel surfaces, such as refrigerator liners, but can also be used in various fastening applications. Easily removable, dart-type clips require a mounting hole and space for the dart behind the mounting panel. C-shaped springs offer compression action, which is typically used to hold plastic knobs onto steel shafts as well as enabling the ready removal and reuse.

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