Compression springs are the most common spring configuration that product manufacturers turn to when enhanced product functionality is required. Used in automotive, aerospace, general industrial, medical and technology products, this spring type is used to resist applied compression forces or to store energy in the push mode. In more simple terms, compression springs contain the highest potential energy when the component is “compressed.”
MW Components specializes in the design and production of compression springs of multiple sizes and configurations for various applications and industries. Our production capabilities are unmatched, ensuring multiple lengths, end and pitch configurations, materials, applied finishes, and applicable certifications. We also stock many standard sizes (like 316 stainless steel springs), offering fast shipping direct to you for your added convenience.
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Compression Springs Overview
Compression springs are the most widely used spring category, found in many of the products you use every day, from electronics, pens, notebooks, and mattresses to industrial equipment, tools, and medical devices. They are designed to oppose compression and return to the uncompressed length when the applied force is eliminated, making their uses and application opportunities endless.
Custom Compression Springs
We produce both standard compression springs as well as custom sizes and styles, including variable pitch springs, among others.
MW’s capabilities are not limited to manufacturing. Our production and engineering experts will work with your team to design and produce the components you need using all of the tools at our disposal, including state-of-the-art software, specialized equipment, and a team of subject matter experts. We even offer prototyping and tooling assistance. No matter where you are in the design or production process, we have the knowledge, experience, and tools to bring your project to life.
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Compression Spring Manufacturing
Compression springs are made on state-of-the-art CNC compression coiling equipment that uses vision and laser statistical process control systems to sort and adjust the free length. By investing in high-end coiling equipment, we are able to improve the compression spring quality and ensure that fewer springs are rejected for not meeting specifications.
After the coiling process, the compression spring has to be hardened or heat treated to allow the steel to maintain its resilience. Our facilities have stress-relieving ovens for hot or cold wound springs which meet all national heat-treating standards.
Compression springs can be manufactured from a variety of materials, though predominantly from carbon and stainless steels. Choosing the correct metal alloy for your application can involve a number of factors from ambient temperatures, corrosive environments, and even the normal weather patterns where the springs will be used.
- Carbon Steel
- Chrome Silicon
- Stainless Steel
- Music Wire
Our compression springs can be manufactured with a selection of commonly requested or specialty finishes and processes. Finishing processes may include grinding, shot peening, and heat setting. Finishes may include
- Black Oxide
- Gold Irridite
Depending on the size of the material necessary to produce your solution, MW Components has the ability to manufacture compression springs from cold-coiled wire or hot-wound bar stock.
Wire Type & Diameter
- Cold Coiled: 0.002″ – 0.75″
- Hot Wound: 0.625″ – 3.00″
Direction of Helix (Wind)
We can configure your springs in either a left or right wind configuration to suit your specific application.
Our Manufacturing Locations
MW Components - Baltimore
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MW Components - Logansport
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