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Spring steel’s capacity for withstanding impacts and irregular bending comes from the quantity of silicon with which it is alloyed. Silicon allows the metal to bend and stretch without becoming permanently deformed. Spring steel is a good raw material for manufacturers that need strong, heat and abrasion resistant metal. Read More…

Spring Steel Spring steel is a steel variety characterized by its resistance to impact and deformation. Spring steel features medium to high levels of carbon, which, when increased or reduced in a steel affects its properties of hardness and oxidation resistance.
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Skokie, IL  |  847-966-3000

Block Steel Corp, ISO/TS 16949 Certified, specializes in aluminized steel and is the country’s largest aluminized steel distributor. We also stock Aluminized Stainless, Hot Dipped Galvanized, and distribute tubing.

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Block Steel Corp. $$$

Bridgeport, CT  |  800-800-4422

With seven service center located between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Gibbs Interwire & Steel Co., LLC has you covered wherever you are. We are an ISO 9001:2015 Certified manufacturer and distributor of strip coil and wire. We offer our products in a wide range of metals, including stainless steel, carbon steel, nickel alloy, and red metals. Our wire can come sharpened, flat, round, spring, and square. We serve numerous industries, including automotive, consumer, medical, power, environmental, and chemical.

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Gibbs Interwire & Steel Co., LLC $$$

Bridgeport, CT  |  800-221-0340

In business since 1829, Bushwick Metals is a unique and accomplished manufacturer of stainless steel tubing. Approximately 750,000 square feet of warehouse space and round the clock loading and processing of material enables us to serve well a multitude of steel products users whose requirements demand prompt service. Visit our website or call Bushwick today – for the metal you need tomorrow.

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Bushwick Metals, Inc. $$$

Belmont, NH  |  800-654-6043

The level of customer service we provide at All Metals Industries continues to set the benchmark for excellence in our industry. Our innovative metal service center specializes in a full line of flat-rolled carbon products including HRP&O, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, and aluminized steel in a wide range of gauges and sizes.

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All Metals Industries, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-323-8443

ISO 9001:2001 certified, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation is a top US steel service center. Unlike other companies, we are more than the strength of our steel; we were built on the strength of our relationships and partnerships with our customers. Our success is a result of our commitment. We are committed to meeting or exceeding customer expectations and increasing customer satisfaction.

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Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation $$$
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Different spring steel varieties offer different qualities of flexibility and hardness. Cold rolled annealed spring steel, for example, is used to manufacture automobile parts, knives, small files, mechanical springs, clips, machine parts, gun parts, and anything requiring the properties of high carbon.

Blue tempered steel, on the other hand, is the more economical option and is often used to produce blades used in health care settings, flat springs, motor springs, steel tapes, valves and reeds. The molds for plastic injection molding are often made of spring steel. Spring steel can also be used to make certain kinds of music wire like piano and guitar strings.

Spring steel is formed at steel service centers. Steel service companies offer a wide range of services that can impart various qualities upon steel. The different spring steel varieties each require a certain kind of steel working process in order to take on the qualities that will make them usable. Tempered spring steel, for example, is heated in a way that increases hardness without sacrificing flexibility and impact resistance properties.

Annealed steel is heated until the steel becomes pliable, but the annealing temperature is always kept below the steel's recrystallization temperature. Spring steels that are subject to heat treatment processes may contain additives like cobalt and nickel in order to improve the metal's performance under high temperatures.

There are several other manufacturing processes spring steel may undergo to increase its properties, including quenching in oil or water; these take place after heat treatments in order to cool and harden the steel. Air hardening is another post-heat-treatment hardening method; it can be more economical than quenching methods and just as effective. The shape of spring steel can also be changed to fit specifications through slitting, edging, leveling and other physical shaping methods.

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