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Titanium Springs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Titanium extension spring with aircraft approved finish and coating

Titanium is one of the strongest metallic elements, having the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. With its high strength-to-weight ratio, Titanium is as strong as some steels but is almost 50% lighter. With these characteristics, Titanium springs are one of the strongest and most weight-sensitive springs available. Not only are titanium springs exceptionally strong, they are also corrosion resistant. Titanium springs are used in many industries and in many applications, from motor bikes and race cars to aircrafts.

  • Weight Reduction
    The most widely recognized reason to use titanium over steel in a spring application is to lower the overall weight of the end product. Titanium springs can routinely weigh anywhere from 40-60% less than a steel spring used in the same application.
  • Free Length / Pitch Angle
    While most of the weight reduction from using titanium is built into the weight properties of the material itself, the lower torsion modulus of titanium also makes it possible to achieve the same load capacity in a shorter spring design by allowing for a steeper pitch angle on each coil.
  • Corrosion Resistance
    The basic metallurgical properties of titanium allow for a greatly improved resistance to corrosion, thus eliminating the need for costly plating and painting operations that are typically added to alloy steel spring designs.
  • Processing
    While titanium springs are different from traditional steel springs in many ways, it is possible to employ similar post production shot-peening and heat treatment processes to provide greater strength and increase the fatigue life of a titanium spring design.

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.218 oil-tempered compression spring used in the oil and gas industry

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

This week’s capability picture features a .218 oil-tempered compression spring used in the oil and gas industry.

The spring has been wheelabrated by Katy Spring’s new wheelabrator. Wheelabrators are designed to blast the spring’s surface which reduces stresses and cleans up microscopic surface imperfections, improving the cycle life of the spring.

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218 oil-tempered compression spring used in the oil and gas industry.

218 oil-tempered compression spring used in the oil and gas industry.

Springs For The Trucking Industry:

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

• Plating, Coatings and Finishes Available for Corrosion
• Resistance, Stress Reduction, and Part Identification
• Custom Packaging as Required

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Springs For The Trucking Industry.

Springs For The Trucking Industry.

 

Springs For The Trucking Industry

The History of Katy Spring | Pogo Stick

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

The history of companies is built by many short stories; some boring, some not. We’re going to try and tell the not-so-boring ones (in our humble opinion) about Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc.; a company in Katy Texas that started with a conversation that ended something like this; “Why not.”

These are the stories about Katy Spring, small bits of a bigger story that started in 1999. The stories are still unfolding new chapters every day, thanks to our wonderful customers. It’s written for our customers and future customers so that they can get to know our company, our employees, some historical background and philosophy a little better.

The stories are not told in chronological order. This blog is more of a “Readers Digest” about Katy Spring, written in whatever random order they appear. So without further ado, let’s get started with the next read which is titled; “The History of the Pogo Stick”

Every spring that Katy Spring manufactures was part of an invention at one time. That’s why Katy Spring treats every inquiry with respect.

With the number of inventors that we are approached with yearly, Katy Spring does have a system to help potential customers find what they’re looking for, whether it’s from Katy Spring or not. It’s tough to determine which products will succeed and which ones will not, so we treat all projects as if they have good potential. Which brings me to the Pogo Stick.

George Hansburg patented the first pogo stick in America in 1919 at the request of Gimble’s Department Store. It seems that Gimbles had ordered a batch of pogo sticks from Germany, but the toys rotted in the dampness of the ship during the long voyage to America. Gimble’s contacted Hansburg and requested that he produce a similar toy but one that would hold up in a variety of conditions.

Hansburg did as he was asked and patented the modern pogo stick. He began producing the toy from his manufacturing facility in Ellenville, New York, where they continue to be made even today.

Pogo sticks became increasingly popular during the twenties. In fact, George Hansburg taught the dancers of the Zeigfeld Follies how to use the pogo stick, and that created a new use for the pogo stick. Dancers and chorus lines throughout the country begane utilizing pogo sticks in their shows and routines. People found more ways to include pogo sticks in their activities. Even weddings were performed on pogo sticks.

It wasn’t too long before people were trying to break one another’s pogo records, with jumping contests and official contests.

After World War II, in 1947, Hansburg developed a new kind of pogo stick out of metal. The spring lasted much longer than the prior design, so Hansburg named the updated pogo stick the Master Pogo. This pogo stick became the company’s best seller and remains the best-selling pogo stick today.

Although pogos never again reached the popularity that they had in the 1920s, they never totally went away either. In the 1970s, George Hansburg sold his company to local businessman Irwin Arginisky. Other companies have tried to make pogo sticks that equal Hansurg’s sticks in quality and desirability but none ever quite achieved the success of the original pogo stick.

There have been many attempts to set records with the pogo stick over the years since its invention. Some of the records that were made decades ago have yet to be broken. Some of the world records are:

· Ashrita Furman of Jamaica set a distance record of 23.11 miles in just under 12½ hours

· The record for the most consecutive jumps is held by Gary Stewart. He had 177,737 consecutive jumps in 1990. He was on the pogo stick for a total of 20 hours and 20 minutes

· The highest pogo stick jump was achieved by Fred Grzybowski at eight feet.

The history of the pogo stick isn’t very complete, and there are a lot of details that will always be unknown. What is known is that pogo sticks have given countless hours of enjoyment to the young and young at heart for decades. It is one of those old fashioned toys that will always be in style.

Monel 400 Springs | Nickel Base Alloy Wire

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

Monel 400 Springs Description:

 

Monel 400 nickel-copper alloy is resistant to steam and seawater at high temperatures, as well as salt and caustic solutions.
 

Engineering Data

E Mpa 179,000 Min Size (in) 0.002
E psi 26,000,000 Max Size (in) 0.375
G Mpa 66,200 Min Size (mm) 0.050
G psi 9,600,000 Max Size (in) 9.500
Density g/cm3 8.830 Surface Min b
Density lb/in3 0.319 Max Temp °C 230
Conductivity 3.5 Max Temp °F 450

All materials specifications are provided for general reference purposes only.

Monel 400 Springs Application:

Monel 400 Springs Notes:

E Mpa Young’s Modulus These factors can vary with cold work, heat treating and operational stress.
E psi
G Mpa Modulus of Rigidity
G psi
Conductivity % IACS
Surface Min Typical Surface Quality a Maximum defect depth: 0 to 0.5% of d or t
b Maximum defect depth: 1.0% of d or t
c Defect depth:less that 3.5% of d or t
Min Size Sizes commonly available for wire or strip Special sizes may be available at additional cost.
Max Size
Max Temp Maximum service temperature May vary due to operating stress

Inconel X750 Springs | Nickel Base Alloy Wire

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Alloy X-750 has good corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures. A high strength nickel chrome aluminum alloy.

 

nconel X750 Engineering Data:

E Mpa 214,000 Min Size (in) 0.004
E psi 31,000,000 Max Size (in) 0.500
G Mpa 79,300 Min Size (mm) 0.100
G psi 11,500,000 Max Size (in) 12.500
Density g/cm3 8.250 Surface Min b
Density lb/in3 0.298 Max Temp °C 595
Conductivity 1 Max Temp °F 1100

All materials specifications are provided for general reference purposes only.

Inconel X750 Springs Application:

Inconel X750 Springs Notes:

E Mpa Young’s Modulus These factors can vary with cold work, heat treating and operational stress.
E psi
G Mpa Modulus of Rigidity
G psi
Conductivity % IACS
Surface Min Typical Surface Quality a Maximum defect depth: 0 to 0.5% of d or t
b Maximum defect depth: 1.0% of d or t
c Defect depth:less that 3.5% of d or t
Min Size Sizes commonly available for wire or strip Special sizes may be available at additional cost.
Max Size
Max Temp Maximum service temperature May vary due to operating stress

.085 music wire extension spring

Monday, July 9th, 2018

This week’s capability video features an extension spring with machine hooks over center made from .085 music wire.
The hook alignment can move often when extension springs are stress relieved as these are through an in-line oven.
The application for this spring is an automotive application.

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