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The History of Katy Spring -Compression Springs

November 13th, 2016

The History of Katy Spring

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; “Time for Coffee.”

I love to write stories about helping customers that have an idea, seeing that idea come to fruition, especially when it’s hugely successful!  Katy Spring has helped many customers turn their ideas into a product that makes the world a little bit better.

One of the most exciting projects came in the early years of Katy Spring’s growth.  A company in Massachusetts found Katy Spring, via the web, and sent a few drawings to bid on…this kind of thing happens every day at Katy Spring, especially with Katy Spring’s website still being the number one marketing tool for Katy Spring.

Before the request for quote, Katy Spring was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which is something else that’s very common in the spring manufacturing business.  What happened next was not so common.

After the non-disclosure was signed, the company revealed to Katy Spring that Katy Spring, along with several manufacturing companies, were working on a product that had something to do with coffee, and that was all they said.  Oh, and every quote request and order was going to be “hot” (pardon the pun).

It was curious to us why a project of this nature had such a rush-type nature to it.  It’s nothing that is uncommon to Katy Spring.  We serve customers with rush orders all the time, especially in the oilfield industry, where frequently the supplier that can get it done first is the winner.  Katy Spring was also involved in a project where the spring allowed a nuclear power plant to stay running.  The part was made and delivered to the end user, in Vermont, the same day.

The spring quotes, spring design assistance, and quick-turn prototype orders for this coffee project went on for several months.  Then, an invitation came to Katy Spring.

Katy Spring was invited to the product roll-out event, not in Massachusetts but in Alabama.  We eagerly accepted the invitation, and a few days later, we were in a small conference room holding about twenty five or so attendees at a manufacturing facility.  Most of the attendees were component manufacturers like Katy Spring.  Only about five or six worked for the company we were visiting or they were from the design group out of Massachusetts.  And there was something else unusual in the conference room.

Against the one of the walls were several odd-looking devises that had the resemblance of some sort of small, kitchen appliance.  Even stranger were the small canisters neatly stacked in front of the devises with popular coffee brand labels on the canisters which are now commonly referred to as “pods?”

After a brief introduction and demonstration, we all were invited to choose a pod and make a cup of coffee.  Over the next few minutes, we all agreed that the coffee was one of the best and freshest cups of coffee we’d ever had and today many agree; as this type of coffee maker and their pods are in stores and kitchens everywhere around the world.

One never knows what can develop from these types of inquiries which is why we treat every project as if it’s our own personal project.

 

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Compression Springs

October 18th, 2016
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Compression Springs Manufacturers | Katy Spring:

A compression spring is an open coil helical spring that offers resistance to compressive force applied axially. Compression springs are commonly coiled as a constant diameter cylinder, below are several types of compression springs including:

conical compression springs

concave compression springs

convex compression springs

These are used individually or in conjunction with each other. Round wire is predominant in compression springs because it is readily available and adaptable to standard coiler tooling.

Compression springs should be stress relieved to remove residual forming stresses produced by the coiling operation. Depending on design and space limitations, compression springs may be categorized according to stress level . Please view the categories below.

 

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The History of Katy Spring Oct

October 14th, 2016

The History of Katy Spring

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; “Springs are Everywhere.”

When I first got into the spring business over twenty two years ago, I was told that springs are in about ninety percent of every mechanical assembly.  Now that I’ve been doing this for a while, I think it may be higher than ninety percent.  They literally seem to be in almost every mechanical product.

Why is that?  First, the definition of a spring is very broad; “a device that stores energy.”  A tree limb is a spring.  A screw driver is a spring.  Most people see a spring as a coiled wire configuration, and that simply is not the case.  They come is a vast variety of materials and configurations.  Mechanical assemblies also include plastics now which further places springs in many other devices and assemblies.

That said, when one is looking for potential customers to help improve their spring purchasing strategy, one can find leads in many places.  I have personally contacted many future customers by simply finding products out and about that have the company name on the label, and the product of course has a spring device on it. It can be a little overwhelming sometimes how much opportunity there is in the spring business.

In casual conversation, when I’m asked about our industry, the person gets a curious look on their face and wants to know what we make springs for or who would need them.  I start to point out springs or wire forms that they are wearing; a watch, ear rings, bracelets, wallet clips, metal-framed glasses, etc. and they are astonished and begin to nod in agreement that yes, there is a large market potential for springs.

But just like most things that are in demand, the demand for springs is there, the demand for excellent spring manufacturing companies is even higher.

I’m often asked; “What makes Katy Spring different form other spring manufacturing companies?”

First is that Katy Spring is run by not just one, but three generations of spring makers.  Many spring makers, when they retire, sell their spring company to a holding company and the art and personal touch of running the company is lost along the way.  Katy Spring’s owners know how to make springs and have years of experience in running a spring company.  The second thing is that Katy Spring puts a huge emphasis on customer service and always has.

As long as springs continue to be everywhere, Katy Spring will be there helping customers fill their unique requirements.

 

Types of Wire Springs We Make

October 11th, 2016

Compression Springs Suppliers 2016

October 4th, 2016

Compression Springs Suppliers 2016

 

Compression Springs Suppliers 2016

Compression Springs Suppliers 2016

Compression springs should be stress relieved to remove residual forming stresses produced by the coiling operation. Depending on design and space limitations, compression springs may be categorized according to stress level . Please view the categories below.

There are compression springs which can be compressed solid without permanent set, so that an extra operation for removing set is not needed. These springs are designed with torsional stress levels when compressed solid and they do not exceed about 40 percent of the minimum tensile strength of the material.

Another type of compression spring are those which can be compressed solid without further permanent set after set has initially been removed. These may be pre-set by the spring manufacturer as an added operation. These are springs designed with torsional stress levels when compressed solid that usually do not exceed 60 percent of the minimum tensile strength of the material.

Lastly there are springs which cannot be compressed solid without some further permanent set taking place because set cannot be completely removed in advance. These springs involve torsional stress levels which exceed 60 percent of the minimum, tensile strength of the material.

 

Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Ph. 281-391-1888

The History of Katy Spring

September 18th, 2016

The History of Katy Spring

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; “A Spring History Lesson.”

Non-coiled springs were used throughout human history, e.g. the bow (and arrow), a tree branch for a catapult.  In the Bronze Age more sophisticated spring devices were used, as shown by the spread of tweezers in many cultures. Ctesibius of Alexandria developed a method for making bronze with spring-like characteristics by producing an alloy of bronze with an increased proportion of tin, and then hardening it by hammering after it was cast.

Coiled springs appeared early in the 15th century,[1] in door locks.[2] The first spring powered-clocks appeared in that century[2][3][4] and evolved into the first large watches by the 16th century.  Later, in the late 1800’s, coiled compression springs were developed and used in buggies and carriages.

In 1676 British physicist Robert Hooke discovered Hooke’s law which states that the force a spring exerts is proportional to its extension.

There’s much more to come about spring history.  Please check back with us.

Stainless Wire Form Cookware

August 17th, 2016

Stainless Wire Form Cookware

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Stainless Wire Form Cookware

 

Wire forms come in endless varieties of shapes, sizes, and materials. Several materials used to manufacture wire forms include; high carbon spring steel, phosphor-bronze, brass, beryllium-copper, stainless steel, nickel-silver, high-nickel specialty alloys, and non-tempered wire. Wire forming companies such as Katy Spring can bend wire into fabricated shapes such as clips, pins, springs, rings, hooks, and wire racks to name a few.

 

 

Torsion Spring Music Wire Lawn and garden

August 5th, 2016

Torsion Spring Music

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Torsion Spring Music Wire Lawn and garden

Torsion Spring Music

Torsion Spring Music

.020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

July 22nd, 2016

Wire Form .020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

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020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

The History of Katy Spring

July 21st, 2016

The History of Katy Spring

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; Katy Spring U.S. Tour

Compression Springs USA 2016

July 21st, 2016

Compression Springs USA 2016

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Compression Springs Manufacturers | Katy Spring:

A compression spring is an open coil helical spring that offers resistance to compressive force applied axially. Compression springs are commonly coiled as a constant diameter cylinder, below are several types of compression springs including:

These are used individually or in conjunction with each other. Round wire is predominant in compression springs because it is readily available and adaptable to standard coiler tooling.

Compression Springs USA 2016

Compression Springs USA 2016

Stainless Steel Wire Forms

July 17th, 2016

Flat Springs

 

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Flat springs  are used to keep forces within restricted space conditions. Several materials are used including flat, high carbon spring steel, phosphor-bronze, beryllium-copper, stainless steel, nickel-silver and high-nickel specialty alloys. Formulas used to design flat springs involve small deflections, never more than 25% of the spring free length. Katy Spring can assist customers with the sometimes complicated designs of these types of springs, also known as beam designs.

flat springs

flat springs

.312 Chrome Silicon Extension for Trailers

July 15th, 2016

Extension  Springs.   Contact Katy Spring for your custom extension springs

 

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.312 Chrome Silicon Extension for Trailers

.312 Chrome Silicon Extension for Trailers

Extension springs are closed-coiled helical springs that extend under a pulling force. Many design considerations must be made with extension springs including; initial tension, stress and deflection of hooks, hook end types.

There are a variety of extension spring end types. Machine loop and hook over center, side loop, full loop over center, no hook, extended hook, hook end with swivel, v-hook over center, double twisted full loop over center, and many more.

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

July 6th, 2016

Music wire forms by Katy Spring.   Contact Katy Spring today for your custom Music Wire form

 

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

 

 

 

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

 

Compression Spring Manfuacters

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

 

Extension Springs .040 Zin plated music wire extension for marine products

June 22nd, 2016

Extension Springs

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Extension springs are closed-coiled helical springs that extend under a pulling force. Many design considerations must be made with extension springs including; initial tension, stress and deflection of hooks, hook end types.

There are a variety of extension spring end types. Machine loop and hook over center, side loop, full loop over center, no hook, extended hook, hook end with swivel, v-hook over center, double twisted full loop over center, and many more.

Extension Springs .040 Zin plated music wire extension for marine products

Extension Springs .040 Zin plated music wire extension for marine products

Torsion Springs .250 Music Wire for Automotive Industry

June 22nd, 2016

Torsion Spring .250 Music Wire for Automotive Industry.   Contact Katy Spring for custom Torsion Spring

 

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.250 Music Wire for Automotive

.250 Music Wire for Automotive

Wire form Springs .020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

June 20th, 2016
020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

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Wire forms come in endless varieties of shapes, sizes, and materials. Several materials used to manufacture wire forms include; high carbon spring steel, phosphor-bronze, brass, beryllium-copper, stainless steel, nickel-silver, high-nickel specialty alloys, and non-tempered wire. Wire forming companies such as Katy Spring can bend wire into fabricated shapes such as clips, pins, springs, rings, hooks, and wire racks to name a few.

 

Compression Spring Manfuacters

Compression Spring Manfuacters

 

 

 

Wire form Springs .020 Phosphorous Bronze Wire Form for electronics

Katy Spring U.S. Tour. First Spring manufacturer to travel

June 17th, 2016

Katy Spring is pleased to announce the first USA Spring Manufacturer on U.S. Tour.  Call 281-391-1888 for any spring assistance.  For more information about the Katy Spring U.S. Tour, please follow visit our website below:

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Spring Manufacturer USA

Spring Manufacturer USA

Extension springs are closed-coiled helical springs

June 15th, 2016
Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Extension springs are closed-coiled helical springs that extend under a pulling force. Many design considerations must be made with extension springs including; initial tension, stress and deflection of hooks, hook end types.

There are a variety of extension spring end types. Machine loop and hook over center, side loop, full loop over center, no hook, extended hook, hook end with swivel, v-hook over center, double twisted full loop over center, and many more.

A hook is open to fit over a projection; a loop is a closed hook. A regular machine hook or loop is made on an automatic looper and is the least expensive and often is the most satisfactory type. Hook stresses can be reduced by reducing hook diameter, using swivel hooks (which can be expensive) and minimizing sharp radius bends.

Initial tension is the force which presses the coils of a closed-wound extension coils together. Initial tension is the force needed to open these coils. Initial tension can be wound into cold-coiled extension springs made from hard-drawn or oil-tempered wires only, such as music wire, 300 series stainless steel, phosphorous-bronze, Monel, Inconel, and their pre-hardened materials.

Spring Manufacturers USA

June 14th, 2016

Katy Spring

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Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. is an ISO certified, custom spring manufacturer, wire forming and metal components company.

Our emphasis and company philosophy is built on offering outstanding customer service.

We are a full-service manufacturer that can assist with compression springs,extension springs, torsion springs, flat springs and wire forms in an endless variety of shapes, sizes, and material types.

 

Flat Springs Made in the USA

June 4th, 2016

Flat Springs Made in the USA

 

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Flat Springs and Custom Flat SPrings

Flat Springs and Custom Flat SPrings

Flat Springs

Flat springs are used to keep forces within restricted space conditions. Several materials are used including flat, high carbon spring steel, phosphor-bronze, beryllium-copper, stainless steel, nickel-silver and high-nickel specialty alloys. Formulas used to design flat springs involve small deflections, never more than 25% of the spring free length. Katy Spring can assist customers with the sometimes complicated designs of these types of springs, also known as beam designs. Flat Springs Made in the USA

Flat Springs Made in the USA

Flat Springs Made in the USA

4- extension spring extended hooks .040 stainless steel marine products industry

May 22nd, 2016

Contact Katy Spring for custom extension springs. Call 281-392-5353 or visit our website

http://www.katyspring.com/extension-springs.htm

Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Compression Conical Springs 2016

May 14th, 2016

Contact Katy Spring Today for all your Compression Conical Springs

conical compression, .125” stainless steel, security industry

conical compression, .125” stainless steel, security industry

 

Concial compression, .062” Phosphorous Bronze, Electronics industry

May 13th, 2016

Seeking Conical Compression Spring?  

Contact Katy Spring Today or call 281-391-1888

Concial compression, .062” Phosphorous Bronze, Electronics industry

Spring Manufacturer Safety 2016

May 7th, 2016

At Katy Spring, it is our goal to produce quality products in a timely fashion, made to the exact specifications that are requested by our customers, and produced by a team of qualified and trained employees. Each employee has gone through Safety & Health training with Lancaster Safety Consulting, Inc. (http://www.lancastersafety.com/) to help ensure that we are compliant with all of the current OSHA standards. The knowledge that our employees have gained from this partnership has taught them how to do their job both safely and to our high level of quality. When you choose Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc., know that you are working with a safe and reliable corporation, but do not just take our word for it, see what our clients are saying by visiting our testimonials page (http://www.katyspring.com/test.htm)

Spring Manufacturer Safety 2016


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