Every successful business has something in common: it has a product or service that satisfies a customer’s need. There has to be a want or need for any specific product. In the case of metal spring clips, many industries – and adjacent applications – crave these products.
It truly is amazing what these tiny, seemingly meaningless pieces of metal can accomplish. Read on to learn just how often metal spring clips appear in everyday life, and why.
What’s the similarity between a basketball hoop, a car, the belt you’re wearing and medical equipment? (Other than being random words in this blog post)
Answer: metal spring clips are present in each
At Atlantic Precision Spring alone, spring clips are manufactured for the following industries:
While those are industries we focus on for our specific loyal customers, those aren’t the only places metal spring clips are found. Other manufacturers focus on home and healthcare products, sporting goods, construction equipment, camping equipment, fashion and clothing, decor and more.
Now, moving on to the “how” part of the original statement above. Metal spring clips possess extreme versatility, or the ability to adapt and accomplish tasks in many different situations and environments.
Part of that stems from the various metals and materials used for spring clips. Each of the following materials boast unique chemical makeups that provide significant benefits – benefits that are necessary depending on the application. These include temperature (hot and cold) resistance, corrosion resistance, flexibility, durability, strength, resistance to the elements, and more.
- Stainless Steel
- High Carbon Steel
- Low Carbon Steel
- All types of bimetals
Again, different industries and applications require specific types of metals. The great thing about these materials is that they can be formed into nearly any shape or size. Sheet metal stamping presses, otherwise known as power presses, are a popular choice when it comes to bending, forming and shaping metals. Another emerging choice is the Fourslide machine, which allows users to design and manufacture highly customized pieces that fit very strict requirements. These machines, along with other processes, are the reason metal spring clips can be intricate enough to fit into jewelry, yet large and strong enough to hold together automobile parts.
No matter what you call them – a metal spring clip, latch, clamp or clasp – one thing is for certain: metal spring clips are crucial. Think of them as the glue that holds everything together. Without spring clips, many industries would fail to accomplish its goal of meeting a customer’s needs.