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Variable Force Springs – Too Cool for School?

Lesson #2 We hope you enjoyed our first blog in this series that provided a general overview of flat steel springs as well as an introduction to constant force (aka Conforce®) springs.  

Design Study: Spool-Mounted Constant Force Springs Used for Dampened Linear Motion

  Design Principles  There are several critical principles that influence the design of a linear motion application when powered by a spool-mounted, dampened constant force spring. These principles support the robust and consistent performance of products in a variety of applications such as automotive and aircraft interiors, industrial machine components, and many other user-interface applications.   The sample assembly shown above will be referenced as an example of various design principles detailed below. This example assembly…

Flat Steel Springs – Too Cool for School?

We hear from a lot of engineers that they learned a good deal about round wire design theory in school but not much about flat springs. Why is that? Who determined that flat springs aren’t interesting or cool enough?   Considering the multitude of industries and products that utilize these types of springs, we think they are not…

How a Consultative Approach to Developing Springs Increases Surgical Stapler Safety

If you work for a medical device company that offers surgical staplers within its portfolio, you understand that the global increase in laparoscopic surgeries is leading to a greater dependence on surgical staples. Close to $2 billion worth of surgical stapling devices were sold in the world in 2016, and revenues are expected to double…

The Critical Role of Motor Brushes in Wind-Turbine Design

Wind-turbines are proven to create reliable and pollution-free energy, and as technology innovates, the cost to develop and manufacturer them is only becoming more affordable. Research demonstrates that to get the most return on turbines, whether onshore or offshore: the bigger the turbine, the better. There are two reasons for this: larger rotors and blades…

Vulcan Spring Sponsors Winning Alliance Team of FIRST® Robotics Competition

The last week of April was a competitive one for Vulcan Spring and Team 1218, SCH Vulcan Robotics, as they competed at the FIRST Robotics competition at the Cobo Center and Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The four-day event presented by Qualcomm Inc., celebrated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills and included more than…

Retail POP Trends to Make Your Display Stand Out

Not all point-of-purchase displays are created equal. In fact, it’s rare for any two displays to be exactly the same. With the ability to be customized for nearly any store, product, location or functionality, POP displays are a major component of the retail experience for buyers and sellers alike.

Our 2019 SHOT Show & Supplier Showcase Highlights

Gear up. This was the theme and mission of SHOT Show 2019, the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. Excited to be representing our firearm and gun springs on the Sands Expo Center floor in Las Vegas, Nevada, our time at SHOT…

More Than Products: How Suppliers Are Providing Strategy to Medical Device Manufacturers

Healthcare is advancing. Medicine is modernizing. And the devices clinicians use to administer treatment are becoming more intricate than ever. Medical device manufacturers, as a result, face a comprehensive set of requirements for proving that their device is safe and effective—a process that begets the collective input of researchers, manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and of course,…

Rotary Dampers in POP Displays

Sometimes a point of purchase pusher tray needs to push products that are stacked 3 or 4 products high, such as baby food or pet food.  There may be 6 or 7 of these stacks being pushed in one row on a display shelf.  Other times, a single column of glass bottles, potato chip bags…

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