Rapid Prototyping for Coiled Springs and Wire Forms

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Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is the process of quickly creating a prototype, many times with a combination of 3D printing and coordinating software. MW Components offers rapid prototyping for select components, including springs and wire forms in as little as one week.

Advantages

The key advantage of rapid prototyping is saving time. Prototyping allows you to get a preview of part functionality within a given application or environment and rapid prototyping allows you to do so on an expedited timeline. Standard prototypes can take up to 6 weeks to produce. Custom components produced through rapid prototyping can be ready for shipping in one to three weeks, giving you more time for testing and evaluation before planning a large production run.

To inquire about the specifics of either program (standard prototyping or rapid prototyping) or to find out which program is right for you, ask an MW expert.

Why Choose MW Components for Rapid Prototyping?

MW Components' Schiller Park location offers a rapid prototyping service specially designed for engineers looking for a rapid evaluation of design samples. Prototypes of compression, extension, torsion springs, and wire forms typically ship in 1-2 weeks (0.020’ -0.080” wire diameter) or 3-4 weeks (0.080” – 0.157” wire diameter) for a range of carbon and stainless steel materials. This rapid prototyping program allows engineers to quickly determine if a coiled spring or wire form meets the intended performance criteria before placing larger orders.

In addition to rapid prototyping, MW Components offers standard prototyping for springs, fasteners, and other metal components. For more details on the rapid prototyping process, request a quote.

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MANUFACTURING SERVICES RELATED TO RAPID PROTOTYPING

Manufacturing Capabilities

MW Components - Schiller Park has produced high-quality, precision springs and wire forms for over 60 years. Their facility offers the latest in CNC coiling technology, allowing for improved throughput and reduced costs. Additionally, multiple manufacturing, finishing, and value-added services are available at your request, including expert design and engineering.

MW Components' engineers are skilled in spring design, industrial engineering, material selection, and corrosion-resistant finishes--ensuring peace of mind throughout the design and manufacturing process and saving you time and money in production by helping you design the perfect part to your precise specifications the first time.

We also understand that accuracy in testing is important to you to ensure your parts will perform to your expectations. Our experienced quality control team, combined with modern testing equipment and the newest manufacturing systems, continues to result in high-quality springs and other precision products.

Engineering support - Product design consulting team members

Rapid Prototyping Capabilities

Products

  • Compression Springs
  • Extension Springs
  • Torsion Springs
  • Garter Springs
  • Wire Forms
  • Other Coiled Springs

Manufacturing & Value Added Services

  • Design & Engineering Assistance
  • Grinding
  • Welding
  • Heat Setting
  • Scale Testing
  • Coatings & Surface Treatments
  • Assembly
  • Custom Packaging

Materials

  • Stainless Steels (e.g., 302, 316, 17-7)
  • Pre-Plated Wires (Alloy, Galvanized, Copper, Nickel, and Silver)
  • Alloys (Chrome Silicon, Chrome Vanadium, Phosphor Bronze, Beryllium Copper, Magnet Wire, Nichrome)
  • Carbon and Valve-Quality Wires (All Types)