Newcomb Spring an expert in metal stamping and flat spring productionApril 28, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Newcomb Spring offers a variety of spring and metal form production capabilities to meet a wide range of requirements. The company is equipped to produce precision metal stampings and flat springs in small quantities from sheet material or etched blanks, or large, high-volume manufacturing runs, typically using hard tooling. Regardless of the order size, Newcomb often recommends that customers order a short run of stamping and flat spring parts to verify a component's functionality and avoid costly design errors.
“The extensive variety of equipment we utilize to produce stampings, strip forms and flat springs, combined with our use of form tools, allows Newcomb Spring to create complex shapes as well as produce die sets that can be used for cutting, etching, extruding, notching, swedging, stamping and more,” the company explains. “Our facilities also offer primary and secondary operation departments, which work to produce short-order flat form components of short-order flat forms.”
The company recommends, whenever possible, that metal stampings and flat springs be designed to bend against the grain of material (i.e., perpendicular to the grain) to improve life expectancy and reduce the risk of fracturing.
Newcomb Spring is capable of manufacturing parts using virtually any material, although it typically produces flat springs and metal stampings from continuous coil material. The most frequently chosen coil materials are #3 slit edge, #5 deburred edge and #1 round edge. The main differences among these options are:
- #3 slit edge is often used when a die cut eliminates the edge of the material, when edge condition is not critical to a part's fit, form or function, or when costs prohibit other edge options.
- #5 deburred edge is often used when the edge condition is critical to a part's fit, form or function. This edging option offers improved safety in part and stock handling, as the edging process produces broken corners instead of square corners.
- #1 round edge is one of the safest material options in terms of handling parts and stock. This edging also increases the cycle life of torsion springs and leaf springs.
Newcomb Spring can custom manufacture any metal stamping and flat spring to fit a customer’s needs. As a trusted stamping, flat spring and strip form manufacturer, the company has offered great prices, high quality and total customer satisfaction for more than a century.
Contact Newcomb Spring for more information, or to request a metal stamping or strip form manufacturing quote.