Where Metal Slinkies And Bed Springs Come From

Watch a metal slinky fall down the stairs and you cannot help but be fascinated. Stretch, fall, recoil; again and again, this spring toy amuses and fascinates. Yet, where do Slinkies come from? Typically, they come from the same place as bed springs and thousands of other different kinds of springs; spring coiling machinery. When you must know more on this bouncy topic, read the following.

Coiling Machinery

Coiling machinery is any number of machines designed to create coiled springs. These machines can create larger springs, like the popular toy spring kids love, to bed springs, to the tiniest, finest springs for radio transmissions. If you have need for any sort of metal spring production, these coiling machines are perfect for the job. You can either buy the machinery for your own company's factory (thereby cutting out the middle man), or you can call up an industry whose entire business is based on creating coiled springs and ask for a specific spring size, material type, tightness of coil, etc.. They will make the springs for you and even create repeat shipping orders upon your request.

What Else These Coiling Machines Do

As you can imagine, it is rather difficult for human hands and fingers to create perfect coils without bending the wires or metal too much. A coiling machine is not only extremely precise, but it also acts like several hands and small fingers working simultaneously. More than two "fingers" on these machines grip and hold the metal to be coiled, and two more "fingers" keep the shape of the coil as two more "fingers" do the circular motions to coil the metal in a perfect spiral. Most amazingly of all is the speed at which these machines turn out thousands of perfect springs and coils, all exact replicas of the previous one completed.

Additionally, some coils or springs, like the popular toy, require applied heat to get some aerodynamic properties when the spring/coil moves. Since human fingers definitely cannot apply heat, make stronger metals curl and/or weaker metals flat as they are coiled, coiling machinery provides all of the above at a speed no human can match. The machines can even be programmed with precise instructions regarding the type and thickness of metal to be coiled, the diameter of the spring/coil, the tightness of the coil, the length of the final coiled product, and whether or not heat needs to be applied to get special features into the spring/coil.

Contact a company, like Power Reeling, for more help.