Spring Steel

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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. Block’s inventory averages 25,000 tons, which means we can fill almost all aluminized orders immediately.

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Block Steel Corp. $$$

Los Angeles, CA  |  323-723-8836

We were founded over 70 years ago and we have the experience necessary to provide quality aluminized steel products to our customers. We supply our products to customers around the globe creating optimized solutions for their unique needs. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and all of our products are of the highest quality. Find out more by contacting us today!

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Rolled Steel Products Corporation $$$

Rosemont, IL  |  847-952-9690

Founded in 1985, Randall Metals Corporation is an ISO9001.2000 registered steel service center specializing in the processing of tight-toleranced, high-quality, flat-rolled steel products. Industries served include the automotive, consumer and commercial industries. At Randall Metals, we listen to the voice of the customer and offer completive pricing for mutual benefit and growth.

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Randall Metals Corporation $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  800-321-5590

Our warehouses and handling equipment are designed to protect the quality and condition of the products we sell and process. Each facility is serviced by both overhead cranes and forklifts. For a complete list of our capabilities, call us or visit our website. We'd love to hear from you!

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Majestic Steel USA $$$

Cottleville, MO  |  636-447-5255

Leading the steel tube manufacturing industry, Louisiana Steel can deliver any size, shape or material of tubing you need. Specializing in hard to find sizes and precision manufacturing for oil and mining, we design, fabricate and treat stainless, aluminum, carbon and alloy steel piping with excellence!

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Louisiana Steel, Inc. $$$
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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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