Metal Melting Vs. Sintering for Wire Forming Processes, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic differences between metal sintering and metal melting. These two processes, which are often confused in both basic terminology and other ways, are actually different and often used for varying projects within the metal … Read More

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Metal Melting Vs. Sintering for Wire Forming Processes, Part 1

Within the metal and wire forming world, there are several common situations where a given metal material must be broken down so it can be re-formed into the proper shape. Two of the most common processes used for this purpose, processes that are often confused with each other, … Read More

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Why Solid Height Matters for Spring Manufacturing, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics and calculation methods for solid height within a compression spring. Referring to the point at which all the coils in a compression spring are fully compressed and cannot deflect further downward, the solid Read More

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Why Solid Height Matters for Spring Manufacturing, Part 1

When it comes to various compression and coil springs, one of the primary purposes of these items is to resist force using compression. Weight is applied to coils, which compress at a given spring rate, and the force at play here is often a defining factor in the … Read More

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Common Materials Used During Wire Forming, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common materials used to create wire forming projects. From various stainless steel grades to several other coating materials often used for wire protection, there are a variety of options out there depending on the … Read More