Regardless of the industry you are in or the product you are looking to produce, you certainly don’t want to compromise when it comes to the quality of your compression springs. Subpar springs will lead to subpar products, and in turn, will lead to unsatisfied customers. This could be detrimental to your business. However, we understand that it might be difficult to differentiate high-quality from low-quality compression springs, and much of a spring’s quality ultimately depends on the manufacturer you choose, so here’s what to look for.
A compression spring is useless if it cannot stand up to the external resistance applied to it. When a compression spring is created using sub-par materials or with old, out of date machinery, it might not be able to stand up to the loads applied to them.
The Right Spring for You
Springs can come in a variety of geometry, lengths, diameters, and shapes, such as conical, barrel, or straight, and with ground or plain ends. A high-quality compression spring will be designed in the material, geometry, and diameter that is suited to the product you are putting it in.
If you are unsure of what that is exactly, you can count on a reputable supplier to help you figure it out. If you don’t have the right spring for your intended product or environment, it will ultimately fail you—it won’t be able to achieve maximum performance for your needs, even if it is high quality.
Complex custom spring designs can be difficult to manufacture. When you find a manufacturer that has in-house capabilities to create custom springs through the use of new technologies, such as 3D printing, you can avoid the trial-and-error process that often comes with designing new, complex compression springs, so you can count on quality right from the beginning. And you won’t have to settle for a standard spring that doesn’t really work for your product. You’ll get what you want, without the compromise.
Manufacturers that have prototyping capabilities can save you from getting a poorly designed compression spring. This is especially important when it comes to custom designs. You want to ensure that the spring was created based on your exact specifications so it works with your products. With prototyping, you will be able to see, feel, and test out your spring before it is mass produced, so you know from the start that the spring is of high quality.
State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Equipment and Processes
A manufacturer with state-of-the-art forming and coiling equipment can guarantee that the compression spring you get is manufactured properly. Good machinery is vital to ensuring high precision and assembly consistency.
What’s more, a manufacturer that performs stress and pre-performance analyses, environmental evaluations, and tests for load, relaxation, fatigue, and deflection strength can better guarantee quality. A manufacturer that doesn’t perform these types of tests is not making sure that its products deliver what they boast.
Get Quality with the Right Supplier
A supplier’s competence in compression spring manufacturing, the tests and evaluations performed, the machinery and technology used, and the superiority and recommendations of the materials, shapes, and sizes used can all ultimately affect the quality of the compression springs that you will receive. Don’t settle for a sub-par supplier that only delivers poorly designed and poorly made compression springs. Find a manufacturer that has the experience, technology, and precision needed to provide you with the high-quality springs that your company expects.
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