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Double Body Torsion Springs

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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Double Body Torsion Spring

Double Body Torsion Spring

Torsion springs are helical springs that exert a torque or rotary force and are subject to bending stresses. Torsion springs should always wind up from the free position – never to unwind from the free position.

Draw-bar springs

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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Draw-Bar Springs

Draw-bar springs

Stainless Steel Compression Spring

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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stainless steel compression springs

Stainless Steel Compression Springs

Flat form made from 301 stainless steel strip

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

This week’s capability video features a flat form made from 301 stainless steel strip.

The operation being performed here is a simple bend made by a Diacro, manually-controlled bender used for short run jobs, typically under 1000 units.

This component is used in disc storage products. Call 281-391-1888 or visit  

Flat Form made from 301 stainless steel strip

Flat Form made from 301 stainless steel strip

The History of Katy Spring | Leaf Springs & Coil Springs

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

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; “The History of Automotive Springs”

We make springs for many types of industries. Quite often, we’re asked if we make springs for the automotive industry. The short answer is, “yes.” The long answer is to follow. While automotive springs are not Katy Spring’s main industry that we serve, the history of automotive springs is an interesting topic.
The modern automobile suspension system was developed in 1904. Automobile suspension was quickly upgraded in 1906 when front coil springs were mounted on a flexible, hickory axel that dampened spring bounce.

Leaf springs were first used on carriages. In 1804, the stackable leaf spring was invented and used primarily in rear suspension systems.
Coil springs were experimented with further, but car makers stood behind leaf springs, because leaf springs were less costly and could support varying weights by simply changing the roundness of the leaf spring.

Coil springs were first invented in 1763.

In 1908, Henry Ford used leaf springs mounted on each axel as opposed to having one mounted to each wheel. Ford later discovered he could gain more strength by using vanadium steel in the Model T.

Coil springs were not used in the front suspension again until 1934 when all the major auto makers reintroduced coil springs into the front suspension, this time with each wheel having its own, independent spring. Around the same time, cars also begin to use shock absorbers and low pressure tires to further improve suspension systems and lessening spring bounce.

Rear-end coil springs were first introduced by Buick in 1938. The larger cars generally had leaf springs, while smaller cars had coil springs.
Even today, car suspension systems are being constantly improved and the leaf and coil spring still plays a vital role in the automobile suspension system.

Wire form cotter pin made from .042” 316 stainless steel wire.

Monday, April 9th, 2018

This week’s capability video features a wire form cotter pin made from .042” 316 stainless steel wire.

316 stainless is a good, lower tensile corrosion-resistant material. This part is being used for an offshore application.

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Punch press operation for a carbon steel, flat form.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

This week’s capability video features a punch press operation for a carbon steel, flat form.

The flat form is part of an assembly, used in the commercial trucking industry. For safety purposes, two hands are required to activate the punch paddles

Blue Powder Coated Compression Springs

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Blue Powder Coated Compression Springs