At Springfield Spring & Stamping, we manufacture a broad range of precision-engineered metal stampings for a diverse cross section of industries using the versatility of the fourslide machine stamping process.
Fourslide machines are different than progressive power presses, in that the forming of the fourslide metal stamping can be partially formed in the machine’s die set section with additional forming outside of the die set. This is all done in an integral forming process at tooling costs significantly less than progressive power press stamping.
Springfield Spring & Stamping’s 28 fourslide stampings machines can produce components from flat strip, round wire and shaped wire materials. All our fourslide tooling design is produced in-house using state-of-the-art CAD software and in-house Wire EDM, which means our fourslide produced stampings are manufactured to customer specifications.
Springfield Spring & Stamping can work with components up to 2.600″ (66.04 mm) in width.
Wire diameters range from .008″ to .135″ (.201 to 3.4 mm).
We work with a large range of materials, including music wire, brass and stainless steel. Quality finishes range from manganese phosphate to passivation to powder coated.
Why Choose Us for Your Custom Torsion Spring Needs?
Springfield Spring & Stamping is committed to helping you get the custom stampings you need. Through our cost reduction program, our engineers can identify alternative materials, tolerances, and manufacturing methods to make your custom torsion spring production more economical.
Fourslide Stampings FAQs
What material types are available for stampings?
Torsion springs can be made from any of the following materials:
- Tempered Stainless Steel Strip
- Annealed Stainless Steel Strip
- 1050/1074/1095 Annealed Carbon Steel Strip
- 1075/1095 Tempered Carbon Steel Strip
- 1008-1010 Low Carbon Strip
- Tempered Martinsite
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Round Music Wire
- Round Basic Cold Rolled Steel
What are thickness and width capabilities for stampings made from strip?
n/a – see section on stampings made from wire
What are capabilities for stampings made from wire?
Our wire diameter capabilities range from 0.008″ to 0.135″
Wire Diameter Min.
Wire Diameter Max.
What are forming capabilities for fourslide stampings?
Are you capable of customizing stamping features?
Yes, stamping features can include the following:
- Heat Treated
- Shape Critical
- Strain Relief
- Surface Critical
Do you have in house tooling capabilities?
Yes! We have Custom In-House Tooling from Design to Fabrication to Qualification.
Do you have the capabilities for secondary finishes on fourslide stampings?
Yes, all of our components can have additional processing based on the end application requirements. Some examples of secondary finishes for fourslide stampings are as follows:
- Black Oxide
- Color Code
- Gold Plating
- Manganese Phosphate
- Nickel Plating
- Phosphate w/ Oil
- Powder Coated
- Zinc (Clear and Yellow)
Interested in a secondary process not listed above? Reach out to our team and we can discuss together.
What volumes are available?
Our volumes range from a single piece prototype to production volumes in the millions to everything in between.
What spring and stamping manufacturing equipment do you have?
A complete list of our equipment is as follows:
- Itaya MX-10, MX-20, RX-20 CNC Spring Forming Machines
- Primera Precision ZX-250 CNC Spring and Wire Formers
- Vinston CCM-12-236 R, CMM-12-450 R Camless Multi-Axis Rotary Wire Spring Formers
- Nilson Four Slide 4 Ton, 5 Ton, 7 Ton, and 20 Ton
- Bihler MK3 – B20-01-0001 Servo-controlled Stamping and Forming Machine
- Fenn-Torin FZ Series CNC Spring Coilers
- Moyer CNC Spring Grinders
- MicroStudio MC54-30 Automated Setting and Sorting Machine
- Tool and Die fabrication. CNC Machining, Wire EDM
Do you provide secondary services such as PPAPs for fourslide stampings?
Yes! Our team has experience conducting PPAPs. We also offer Pre-Qualifying Engineering Cost Reduction Programs, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Automotive FMEA.
What file types are acceptable for submitting a drawing?
We utilize CADKEY Creator and can translate most of the common CAD files for use. Here is a complete list of file formats we can work with:
- AutoCAD (DWG and DXF)
- Bit Mapped Graphics
- Graphics Interchange Format
- JPG or JEPG
- Joint Photographic Experts Group
- Tagged Image File Format
Learn more about what critical to function means to us
It’s not just a stamping, it’s not just a wireform, it’s not just a spring. It HAS to work. You can’t risk your medical or defense product to not work every time. At Springfield Spring, we partner with your team to solve your most complex problems. Our products are tested and engineered to work every time as they’re supposed to function. We strive to make the best springs, stampings, wireforms and fourslide parts.