Genstar Capital Sells MW Industries to American Securities

Genstar Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the industrial technology, healthcare, financial services, and software industries, announced the sale of MW Industries, Inc., provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners and other precision components, to affiliates of American Securities LLC. During Genstar’s ownership, the firm meaningfully increased the

Bal Seal Engineering publishes expanded guide for its seals, springs and contacts

Bal Seal Engineering Inc. has published an expanded guide describing the form and function of its custom-engineered seals, springs and electrical contacts, as well as the benefits of its engineering process. The 12-page guide, titled “Sealing, Connecting, Conducting and EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions,” uses photorealistic application images and descriptive insets to give readers a detailed look

J.W. Winco Offers Metric Size Steel or Stainless Steel Spring Cotter Pins

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 1024 Metric Size Steel or Stainless Steel Spring Cotter Pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter pins, which are RoHS compliant, are used for the axial mounting of bolts and axles, as well as an anti-twist mechanism. Due to their double

High Pressure Springs from Lee Spring

High Pressure Springs from Lee Spring save space to enable compact product design by combining a unique range of performance characteristics to suit small applications with high load requirements. The Lee Spring High Pressure series matches small physical size with high force capacity operating over short distance and small deflections. High Pressure Springs feature heavier

MW Industries, Inc. Launches Industry-First, Web-Based Service for Spring, Fastener, and Metal Components

Product designers and engineers responsible for specifying springs, wire forms, metal stampings, fasteners or other precision metal components for their products will now have access to an industry-first, web-based service that can guide them to the right solution in as little as an hour. “With thousands of products to choose from, engineers find themselves challenged

Introducing the Smallest Wave Springs on the Market

The question you are asking should not be how many miles did I ride or how many steps did I take, but “how did someone make a wave spring that small?” As engineers around the world design smaller and smaller assemblies, the question becomes, where can I find the compact components to support my designs?

Lee Spring Announces 2017 Catalog Release and Product Expansion

Lee Spring today announced the release of their expanded 2017 product line in conjunction with the release of the 2017 Lee Spring Catalog. Lee Spring adds over 1,800 new products for 2017 and now offers more than 25,000 stock spring designs. These products are available in stock and ready to ship from Lee Spring locations

Top tips for proper spring selection

Edited by Mike Santora Evaluating spring components for an industrial application can be a challenge. A spring needs to improve the performance of a product in a cost effectively. Here are a few considerations for choosing the best spring for a given application. Quality Depending on the application, less expensive materials might be an option.

Ingenious, Innovative and in Stock – Now in Germany

Of particular interest to Europe-wide design/manufacturing companies is the recently announced Lee Spring sales, engineering and distribution center in Germany, adding to the company’s existing distribution and engineering locations around the world. Explained M.D. Dejan Unger: “We can offer customers across Europe expert distribution links with next day delivery to the majority of regions from

Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration

First Vectis Shipment sent to China for Kamado Joe Assembly

Counterbalanced hinges made in Jamestown, NY Shipped to China for Assembly and Sales in US Weber Knapp shipped its inaugural shipment of Vectis™ counterbalances hinges to China for assembly in the popular Kamado Joe® smokers to be sold in the US. More than 2,600 units were sent. The Kamado Joe ceramic smoker has become a

Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. Hires New Engineering Sales Manager

Ace Wire Spring & Form Company, Inc., a manufacturer of custom precision springs, announced that Rose George has joined the company as the new Engineering Sales Manager.Engineering Sales Manager Ms. George brings to the position a diverse background of experience – including engineering, sales, supply chain, and customer service – in the manufacturing industry. Previously,

New solder cup spring-loaded pins

Mill-Max is proud to announce a new addition to its spring-loaded pin selection with the introduction of the 0973-0-15-20-77-14-11-0. This new offering has a solder cup designed to accept up to 20 AWG wire, has a maximum stroke of .080” (2,03 mm) and can be used at a minimum spacing of .100” (2,54 mm). The

KEMA validates use of spring contact element performance in high-current applications

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., a leading producer of custom-engineered conducting solutions for equipment used in high-current applications, has subjected its Bal Spring™ canted coil springs to third-party testing to demonstrate how well the springs withstand KEMA’s rigorous short circuit current exposure and cycling. The results will enable the company to provide customers with verified performance

Precision spring manufacturer awarded AS9100c certification

Lansdale, Pennsylvania March 22, 2016 / John Evans’ Sons (JES), a manufacturer of industrial springs and mechanical assemblies, has been awarded the AS9100C Certification. AS9100C is the widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry and the certification includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 plus additional requirements for the aviation, space and

Canted coil springs can improve wind turbine seals, connectors

Jim Harty Global Market Manager Energy Bal Seal Engineering Wind turbines must withstand harsh internal and external conditions, including temperature and weather fluctuations, turbulence caused by wind gusts, variations in rotor speed, and repeated strokes of the blades. For the components that make up the turbine, durability is essential. Even the smallest components, such as

Small diameter rings & springs

From medical devices to electronics, the world around us is getting smaller. “How small can you go?” This is one of the questions a Smalley engineer hears all the time … but a better question is how small do you need? As The Engineer’s Choice™ for Wave Springs and Spirolox Retaining Rings we have the

Race-tested spring improves performance of electric & hybrid vehicles

Designers of consumer electric and hybrid vehicles are taking a page from the racing playbook, and using Bal Spring™ canted coil springs to improve vehicle efficiency, performance, and reliability. The Bal spring, offered by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., mechanically fastens, conducts electricity, and shields sensitive electronics from the harmful effects of EMI/RFI.  Although it enjoyed

Old-fashioned collaboration helps spring prototype process to life

Even though you may have the latest technology and capabilities, sometimes a design requires “old-fashioned” methods. A major automobile company needed a variety of springs, stampings and wire forms for use in multiple assemblies. The issue was how to initiate an immediate and efficient collaboration. The auto engineers turned to the Newcomb Spring engineering team.

New Smalley catalog just released

For over 50 years, engineers have relied on Smalley’s Engineering and Parts catalog as an essential resource for their designs. As The Engineer’s ChoiceTM for Wave Springs, Spirolox® Retaining Rings and Constant Section Rings, Smalley’s newly released catalog offers engineers a glimpse into how our engineers partner with you to deliver solutions that meet or

Advanced Design Options for Custom Springs

Most engineers are familiar with traditional wire wound (coiled) springs, but in this webinar attendees will learn about a viable alternative known as “machined springs”. Based on the whitepaper “Choosing between Machined and Wire Wound Springs”, the webinar will review differences between these two types of springs along with the advantages of each and application

Newcomb Spring acquires Pelham Precision Spring

Newcomb Spring Corp., a supplier of custom springs and metal forms, announced that it has completed the purchase of Pelham Precision Spring Co., which was located in Greer, SC. Existing orders and customers will now be served by Newcomb Spring’s North Carolina facility. Newcomb Spring of North Carolina will also absorb Pelham Precision Spring’s equipment,

The best springs you haven’t tried yet

by Elmar Kampmann, Mechanical Engineer and David Marvuglio, Design Engineer, Rotor Clip Flat-wire wave springs offer a great balance of size and spring force. Here’s what you need to know to design with these alternatives to traditional springs. Even if you routinely use spring elements in your designs, chances are you haven’t tried wave springs

Compression Spring Helps Standardize Tennis Net Tension

For many years as a locally competitive tennis player, David Glass carried an adjustable wrench in his tennis bag, to bring the net cord tension into a more playable range without knowing exactly how tight the net should be. After attending a college tournament, and noticing the variability of the net tensions, Glass approached the

Smalley Launches New Website

What do the Mars Lander and high-performance athletic shoes have in common? You could stare at them all day and never come up with the right answer. That’s because what they share isn’t visible to the naked eye. Each contains an internal component from the Smalley Steel Ring Company. While invisibility is a huge advantage