Material Options for Custom Wire Forming Services

material options

At Gifford Spring Company, we can form just about any round material into a custom wire form. But we like to dig deeper with our customers so that they feel confident they are using the best material possible for their specific applications.  When selecting a material for your wire form, it is critical to look…

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9 Questions Your Custom Spring Manufacturer Should Ask You

Custom Spring Manufacturer

When preparing to produce a custom spring or wire form, a great custom spring manufacturer will initiate a conversation with you to gain a thorough understanding of the component’s end use.  Even if you have provided comprehensive specs and part documentation in your quote request, this initial dialogue helps ensure that both parties—customer and manufacturer—are…

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6 Tolerance Guidelines for Wire Forming Services

Tolerancing

Tolerancing standards for custom wire forming applications are different from those used for precision machined parts, as well as custom springs. Most methods of machining (such as turning, milling, and drilling) can hold exceptionally tight tolerances. Machining tolerances typically cannot be applied to springs. Instead, springs have well-defined tolerance criteria put forth by the Spring Manufacturers…

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Design Tips for Wire Forming

Wire Form design

Curious about how to optimize your wire form design?  At Gifford Spring, we’re committed to helping our customers save time and money on custom springs and wire forms. Today, we’re sharing Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tips for wire forms so you can enjoy faster quotes, shorter lead times, and lower costs.  We can summarize most…

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Choosing the Right Custom Compression Spring

Compression spring styles

Does your part require a spring that compresses with applied force? If so, you probably need a compression spring. A standard, cylindrical compression spring might do the trick. These springs are ideal for most conventional applications requiring a constant spring rate. But suppose you need a compression spring that provides more structural support, like one…

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The Value of Working with an ISO Certified Spring Manufacturer

When you need custom precision springs or wireforms for high-stakes industries like aerospace or defense, there’s no compromising on quality. These products serve a critical purpose in high-risk applications, so they must function exactly as intended.  Since 2016, Gifford Spring has been an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer. This certification indicates that our Quality Management System…

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