In the south of Germany

Here, in the Stuttgart region in the south of Germany, there are many great tension spring manufacturers. Both local and international players. Springs are produced and shipped off to the rest of the world. I think that’s impressive since the villages here are small and surrounded with mountains. Advertisements

Mishap becomes international success

Isn’t it incredible how a mishap sometimes can become an international success? I had  no idea that the the Slinky was just like that. In the 1940s a mechanical engineer was trying to develop a new tension spring at at shipbuilding factory when he accidentally dropped the the spring off his workspace. Read the whole…

Top notch locks

Have you ever been to the zoo and thought how happy the animals seem even though they are behind high fences and huge door locks? I have. Several times actually. Hopefully the door locks consist of good quality tension springs because even though the animals are beautiful and seem friendly I prefer watching them from a…

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…

Spring is in the air

Late spring or early summer. Either way if you live in a house the garden is waiting for you to take care of it. But don’t forget to lock the door when you’re out back in your garden. And make sure the door locks are good enough, maybe with brand new tension springs.

3D printers for future manufacturing?

Everywhere I read about technology at the moment I also see a connection with the technology of 3D printers. They are everywhere, can be used in many ways and industries. Today you are able to 3D print metal, but it doesn’t come cheap. Apparently now there’s a new type of 3D printer on the market…