Orlando Spring Corporation Develops Solutions to Mission-Critical Issues

Case Studies Show Orlando Spring's Engineering Team Working Closely With Clients to Provide Results

Los Alamitos, CA — Orlando Spring Corporation, a leader in the manufacturing of highly engineered and customized precision springs and wire forms, announces the release of several in-depth customer case studies. Demonstrating Orlando Spring's commitment to developing a close relationship with its clients and creating innovative engineering resolutions for every situation, the studies cover three types of materials and the unique challenges they presented.

Helical Extension Springs

A customer was designing a precision solenoid valve that required very precise spring force and initial tension. But one end of the application was too small for any end hook configuration that would meet the maximum stress without yielding. The company consulted with Orlando Spring's engineering team, which conceived a ground-in dovetail groove on the pigtail end of a spring as an attachment method providing the needed tolerance.

Torsion Springs

A customer's application required high tensile properties, but it was in a highly corrosive environment. Music Wire met the tensile requirements, but even plated Music Wire failed due to corrosion. 302 stainless steel survived the environment but did not provide the required torques without creating an overstressed condition. Working with the client, Orlando Spring came up with a design utilizing 17-7 PH stainless steel wire, which was able to endure the corrosive surroundings while providing enough tensile strength.

Precision Wire Forms

When a defense contractor client tried using a vinyl-coated wire form as a latch in a medium-elevated temperature environment, the vinyl coating failed at 170°F. Complicating matters was the fact that the latch was in an enclosed space, so the coating could not outgas. The contractor turned to Orlando Spring's engineering team for the solution: a MIL SPEC epoxy coating cured at 180°F. The design and coating are now successfully in production.

Commenting on these innovative solutions, Vice President of Estimating and Engineering Jo Ann Russell said, "Our engineering team brings a wealth of prior experience in a variety of trouble-shooting challenges. Orlando Spring's customers remain loyal year after year because they know they can always rely on our team’s decades of industry experience and engineering wherewithal to solve any problem." Russell herself celebrates 50 years with Orlando Spring in 2014.

About Orlando Spring Corporation

Orlando Spring Corporation has been manufacturing custom springs and wire forms for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries since 1957. Based in Los Alamitos, California, the company saw record sales in 2011 and continues to grow. Airbus, Boeing, and Honeywell are among the many major companies that count on Orlando Spring’s professionalism and service. Certifications include AS9100:2009, NADCAP special process (heat treat) and ITAR Registration. The 43-employee company also retains experts in coiling, engineering, rapid prototyping, inspection, and in-house finishing.

For additional case studies and more information about Orlando Spring, please call (562) 594-8411 or visit www.orlandospring.com.

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