When it comes to manufacturing, cost matters. In order to keep their production costs low, companies need to cost-effectively source parts. While we can offer a few ways to keep the costs of your precision springs low, there is one thing to keep in mind: you should never resort to buying cheap parts. Cheap, off the shelf springs will inevitably increase your costs. They are more prone to failure and may not even fit your desired application. Custom springs are always the best fit for your application, and there are a few things you can do to keep your costs low.
Choose the Right Material
Choosing a wire material for your springs is not only one of the first choice you can make in custom spring design, it is one of the most important, too. Different wires are best suited for different applications and environments. Take the time to work with your engineers and spring manufacturers to find the right wire for your needs. Is corrosion an issue in your environment? Will your springs be working in high temperatures? These are a few of the questions you should be asking.
Finding the right wire means not having to replace springs often because they are not suitable for your application or the environment it operates in.
Find the Right Design Specifications
Similar to choosing the right material, finding the right design specifications for your springs will extend their lifespan, meaning you won’t have to spend more money on frequently replacing them. There are many design specifications that are involved in creating a spring, and these can change based on whether you are working with compression, torsion or extension springs. Get your design specifications (length, number of coils, etc.) right and you will have springs that last longer, thus making them more cost effective.
Order in Bulk
Needs a large quantity of springs? Need them delivered on a schedule? At The Yost Superior Co., we are always willing to work with our clients based on how many springs they need and how often they need them. If you are looking for a quote on a large number of mechanical springs, get in touch with us today to tell us what you need and we will be happy to provide you with a complementary quote as well as any design help you need with your springs.