Custom Spring Material
Our corrosion-resistant metal alloy springs will perform up to your high-temperature demands.
Even a little pitting, corrosion or softening can have devastating consequences for your manufactured goods, so you need springs that are up to the challenge. At The Yost Superior Co., we craft corrosion- resistant metal alloy springs and wire forms that won’t let you or your customers down. Our tremendous range of raw materials lets us guarantee you get the right springs for the job – and not pay a dime too much.
Our inventory includes diameters ranging from .005” to .625” of the following materials:
- Music Wire
- Stainless Steel Wire (302, 316, 17-7)
- Chrome-Silicon Wire
- Chrome Vanadium
- Oil Tempered Wire
- Hard Drawn Wire
- Inconel Wire
- Bright Basic Wire
- Brass Wire
- Galvanized Hard Drawn Wire
- Galvanized Music Wire
- Phosphor Bronze Wire & Strip
- Stainless Steel Strip
- Square & Round Edge OT
- Flat Annealed
- Blue Clock
- Oil Tempered Strip
In order to ensure you get the springs that make sense for your application, it’s helpful to understand some of the finer points that distinguish two of our most asked-about materials: stainless steel and Inconel. Considering Inconel tends to cost significantly more than stainless steel, some varieties of stainless steel can help you control expenses and avoid overkill in sourcing as an OEM.
The ubiquitous steel alloy has become such a common part of everyday life that it’s easy to forget just how indispensable it is. Marked by its high chromium content compared to carbon steel (at least 10.5 percent), its signature chromium shine is also responsible for its resistance to corrosion, rusting and staining.
What may not occur to the day-to-day consumer is the wide range of stainless steel wire form varieties and corresponding applications. While dozens of compositions may be appropriate for light or short-term uses, only certain compositions will make the grade for springs in chemical, food, marine and medical uses. Heat resistance is one area where certain stainless steels will leave the others behind: many grades remain reliable up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, but far fewer can perform up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. For much better temperature performance, customers will likely need to upgrade to our Inconel springs.
Inconel superalloy compositions range from 50-70 percent nickel and about 15-30 percent chromium, with a wide variety of supplemental elements making up the remainder (depending on the grade). When standard steel springs begin to fail from intense pressure and heat, Inconel shows no stress. Ideal for temperatures as high as 1600 degrees Fahrenheit, Inconel springs frequently find their way into extreme environments like jet engine parts and nuclear power plant assemblies. Inconel springs will cost more than stainless steel in nearly all cases. But when pitting is simply not an option (like in a rocket engine), you can count on this material.
Want to learn more about the capabilities of our stainless steel and Inconel springs, wire forms and stampings? Contact the precision spring manufacturing experts at The Yost Superior Co. today at (937) 323-7591.