Steel springs are used in a broad range of industries including electronics, medical, military, automotive, energy, telecommunications, textiles, agriculture, and aerospace. Applications for steel springs include power equipment, fitness machines, retractable tape measures, timing devices, gardening equipment, toys, as well as a variety of safety mechanisms.
The most widely used steel types used in the fabrication of springs are carbon steels and stainless steels. Music wire is commonly used due to its high carbon content, and results in better quality and more uniform springs. A drawback to the use of music wire and other carbon steels is that they rust. Stainless steel is a better option for springs that will be used in wet environments, due to the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. When creating springs from stainless steel, it is important to keep in mind that some types of stainless are slightly magnetic in spring tempered form.
Different wiring drawing processes are used to create distinct steel spring wire diameters. Starting as a 100 to 1000 pound bar about 2” in diameter, the wire is continually drawn through smaller dies, reducing it to the required diameter and enhancing the tensile strength of the metal.
W.B. Jones manufactures a variety of steel springs including:
- Compression Springs
- Extension Springs
- Torsion Springs
- Custom Springs
Our team offers expertise and capabilities that include the fabrication of steel springs made to precise specifications. We assist customers in ordering springs that meet all application requirements and work within an established budget. All W.B. Jones springs are manufactured in our Wilder, Kentucky facility. Custom orders typically ship within 3 to 10 days. Contact us to discuss your spring needs.