What is a machined spring? It is a single piece of material precisely designed and machined to have spring characteristics. Machined springs can be engineered to provide precise performance as compression, extension, torsion, lateral translation, or lateral bending spring. By producing rectangular coils with high aspect ratios, you can tailor a machined spring's performance characteristics to even the most exacting application requirements.
For more than 50 years, we have been providing machined spring solutions in various industries, including Aerospace/Aviation, Medical tools and equipment, Military, Energy, and computer and semiconductor manufacturing. Solving the most challenging and demanding requirements has been possible because of our expertise in designing and manufacturing machined springs in specialty alloys, including Inconel®, Titanium, Stainless Steel, and high-strength alloys like MP35N, Custom 455, and C300.
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Machined Springs Overview
A key benefit of utilizing machined springs is the ability to machine attachment features into the elastic element and provide solutions not easily achievable by wire wound springs, especially in torsion applications. A machined spring design can also be engineered with more than one starting point to solve issues common to more traditional springs, such as squareness under load and lateral force.
Custom Machined Springs
The integration of flanges, geometric shapes, bearing or valve seats, gears, splines, internal and external threads, and other machinable shapes are all available to design a machined spring. By eliminating the need for additional assembly components, a flexure component can save time in handling, provide added reliability, ensure more accurate and linear spring rates, and be held to more precise dimensions. Our team of Application Engineers is ready to assist in designing a machined spring to your specific requirements.
Machined Springs Manufacturing
No company has mastered the art of machined springs like MW Components. We are proud to say that one of our locations created the initial concept of the Helical spring; as such, we have developed proprietary equipment to enable unlimited geometric versatility and have a staff of application engineers to assist in designing machined springs for any application.
MW can produce machined springs from several materials. From Custom 455® and other specialty alloys to engineered plastics like Delrin 150, we stock various standard and specialty materials to ensure that we are here for you whatever your project and desired composition.
Related Manufacturing Services
Machined springs can be designed to specifically address requirements for rate, reactions at desired deflections, combined rates, modal properties, weight, inertial limits, and more. We offer design, tooling, and prototyping assistance to ensure that each component we produce is designed exactly to your desired specifications.
- Engineering & Design Consulting
- CAD Modeling
- Hardening & Tempering
- Production Tooling
Quality Standards & Certifications
At MW, we pride ourselves on creating quality products that meet or exceed industry standards. Not only do our facilities perform rigorous quality assurance testing to your specified ranges, but we also maintain several key certifications to ensure that only the best products are shipped to you.