general about us
No, we are a custom or job house and only build to your specifications. If you need off-the-shelf springs, GOOGLE “spring catalog” or “stock springs” and you will find a few good sources.
Sure do, every day. All we need is a blueprint, sample or spec sheet (and a purchase order).
We will for a fee, it all hinges around raw material availability and our current work load.
Lean Manufacturing is a Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) that is essential to manufacturing. It supports Continuous Improvement in processes AND in the elimination of waste. CIP utilizes many tools, including 5S, 5Y, 5M, SDCA – PDCA, & Identifying the 7 deadly waste, Visual Management, SOP, PMM, and Root Cause analysis.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ensures that products and services are safe, reliable, and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors, and by increasing productivity. YES, we fully embrace it! We’re proud of our ISO 9001:2015 registration. To maintain our status, we are re-certified every 3 years and audited annually by an accredited certification body.
Everything from aerospace to mining and from agriculture to medical. See a sampling of industries and applications.
Yes! We will be happy to custom build a program around your needs.
Die springs are made out of square, rectangle or keystone wire. They will produce greater force than springs made of round wire. The trade off is that you gain greater force but you lose spring life. Die springs are typically used in areas where space is limited.
This is something that you should go over personally with one of our engineers. It can be complex and there are some subtle decisions that can make a huge difference it cost.
Yes, we do an assortment of shot peening. This adds or improves spring fatigue life. Technically it is a cold-working process in which the material surface is peened to induce compressive stresses and thereby improve fatigue life. On some designs, shot peening can increase the life of the spring by ten times or more – depending on the design.
It’s simple. Essentials are company name, contact, address, phone, credit references design (or sample), and a purchase order.
In today’s market, you can expect 4 – 7 weeks. It all hinges around raw material and our current work load. If needed, we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Raw material availability varies as does our work load commitment to other customers. We will treat your order with the same respect.
Common spring materials are readily available, as are unique materials. All spring makers buy their raw materials from the same suppliers.
samples / prototypes
Absolutely not. We build to your print (or specifications). If it matches the print, you buy it. The only reason to ask for a prototype or sample is to see if the spring will do what you thought it would. Otherwise, samples & prototypes would just add unnecessary cost to your order.
No, however the bigger the order, the easier it is to absorb it. We will work with you on a case-by-case basis.
There are two major factors that affect sample cost, 1) material, because of possible minimum-buy requirements from our suppliers; and, 2) set-up cost, which is the same whether we build 1 or 100 springs.
design / quoting
In general, we need a print, EAUs, and the number of parts you want quoted. Click here for an RFQ form.
Yes. MWS has an engineering department with seasoned engineers ready to assist you. They will gladly answer your questions and make appropriate suggestions on design and material selection. They will likely request that you fill out a spring design sheet to expedite the process.