Say hello to power springs

I’ve recently come across power springs so please bare with me. As you can see they have many coils of strip material stored in a case, barrel or band. Always connected to a central arbor or shaft. So what are they used for? In quite many types of applications actually such as; seatbelt retractors tape…

Work in progress

Work in progress at the factory. I’ve been to a few and they are so similar in many ways but still very different in others. Here’s a picture from Germany. No stampings here, but very special tines in the making. I’m always impressed by the precision that comes with the manufacturing of springs and pressings.…

Drivers train skills at home

Become a better race driver by having your own simulator at home! Quaife-Hobbs have mad several simulators and also been able to “copy” many features from the real experience such as hydraulic brakes and gas spring throttle. image: http://www.autosport.com

Back to vintage

Most people talk about moving forward with technology, but why not also take a look at the past. Vintage is very big trend in all sorts of areas. A company in the US take care of old cameras, replace old components such as tension springs, repair and clean and then turn over the vintage cameras…

Cut to the chase

The other day I read about a report from a school inspection in Canada a week ago. They were talking about safety in school and apparently old style paper cutters are a safety hazard since they don’t have safeguards on them. These safeguards available for paper cutters contain torsion springs on the blade arm. I…

Laser trackers with stamped parts

As the standards within the Automotive industry has grown laser trackers have become more and more frequently used. For example, in the creation and inspection of a die. The laser tracker can be used to digitize the surface of a clay model. Cool, right? When this step is done the laser tracker can again be used to…