Spring and Metal Form Manufacturing Frequently Asked Questions

  • FAQs About Newcomb Spring Manufacturing

Newcomb Spring works to provide unmatched service in the precision manufacturing of custom springs, wire forms and metal stamped parts. For easy reference, we've included answers on our web site to some of the questions we are frequently asked. If you have a question you don't see here, please contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Q: Do you manufacture small quantities of springs and metal forms, or do you only manufacture large runs?

A: We manufacture large runs, short runs, and custom metal form and spring prototypes. We can work with you to determine the best and most cost effective manufacturing solution for your part.

Q: What is typical lead time for spring, wire form or metal stamping samples?

A: This varies depending on geometry of the part and the manufacturing processes required. Compression springs, extension springs and torsion springs average approximately 1 – 3 weeks turnaround time, while more complex shaped steel springs or stampings can require 4 weeks or more. Secondary/finishing operations, such as plating and heating treating may require additional time. Expedited options are available, so please contact the facility near you for a more specific turnaround estimate.

Q: Does Newcomb Spring offer design or start-up assistance on springs, wire forms and stampings?

A: The ground level is the best time to get Newcomb Spring involved! We can advise on design and offer suggestions to help lowest production costs. Our engineers have years of spring and metal form experience, including CAD, 3D and 2D design layout as well as prototype development.

Q: How does modern technology and equipment help to lower spring and metal form manufacturing costs?

A: Our advanced processes and machinery are designed to efficiently and quickly produce parts with repeatable precision and compliance. Our modern equipment allows for fast, efficient setup and programming. Newcomb Spring facilities also use a variety of automated equipment and state-of-the-art technologies to help us lower labor costs, reduce errors, and eliminate waste. We strive to keep our costs as low as possible, and pass the savings on to our customers.

Q: Is Newcomb Spring only a manufacturer, or do you stock parts?

A: Newcomb is a custom manufacturer of extension springs, wire forms and stampings. Every order produced is manufactured to meet individual order requirements and we work with our customer's stocking programs as needed. We also manufacture and stock some items such as key rings, various paint/powder-coated hooks, and special industry springs - such as Pilates extension springs.

Q: If we order large quantities of springs, wire forms or stampings, will you house the parts and make shipments to us on a required basis?

A: We do accept annual Purchase Orders and release parts on an as-needed, scheduled basis. In these situations we typically manufacture your spring or metal form and ship on specified dates.

Q: What types of plating options are available?

A: Newcomb Spring is able to produce springs, wire forms and stampings using a virtually unlimited number of materials, including plating with specialty materials and precious metals, such as gold or Elgiloy®. Please view our secondary / finishing operations page for more information.

Q: What spring material is best for my order?

A: There are a number of considerations when determining which material type should be used. Environment concerns, application and operating stress requirements all affect material choice. Newcomb Spring can produce compression springs, extension springs and torsion springs using a virtually unlimited variety of materials types, so please contact us for design assistance and part material information. Read more on our spring material options.

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