Magazine Compression Springs for the Firearms Industry

Springfield Spring enjoys a 70-year history of providing precision-engineered springs and stampings to the firearms industry. This industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented growth and resurgence. Springfield Spring’s reputation is based on providing the highest quality components and service to the firearms industry. The firearms industry has a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy for component failure which is why “Quality” is one of the most important things we offer to this industry.

Challenge:
Springfield Spring manufactures a large variety of springs and stampings. One of the elements missing from our manufacturing capabilities was the production of custom compression springs, also known as magazine springs. Many of our customers kept asking us to include this capability and service. It was also quite apparent that there was no universal magazine spring engineering software available to pre-qualify magazine springs so we did something about it. These state-of-the-art machines grant Springfield Spring the ability to manufacture oval and square-wound magazine springs for our growing number of customers in the firearms industry. We’ve since added five additional CNC machines to augment our growing number of magazine spring customers.

Solution:
Springfield Spring changed out all of our mechanical coiling machines for brand new, state-of–the-art, Torin – SPX Z10, Z11 & Z11.5 CNC-controlled wire forming machines for the production of precision compression springs, torsion springs and magazine springs. These state-of-the-art machines allowed Springfield Spring the ability to manufacture oval and square-wound magazine springs for our growing number of customers in the firearms industry. Magazine springs can now be manufactured in wire ranges between .020 – .085. Common magazine spring materials include: music wire – high tensile music wire (rocket / missile), chrome vanadium and 17-7 PH stainless steel. Parts can also be individually color-coded. Springfield Spring developed a special magazine spring design, engineering and qualification program to augment our manufacturing capabilities. Listening to our customers is the first step in a successful customer-focused relationship!

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Product Description
Magazine springs are used for firearms applications.

Capabilities Applied/Processes:
Spring Manufacturing

Equipment Utilized Shapes Overall Part Dimensions
Torin SPX Z11 CNC Controlled Wire Forming Machine Square
Oval
Wire Diameter: Ø.020" to .085"

Material Used Material Finish Industry for Use
Music Wire
High Tensile Music Wire (Rocket/Missile)
Chrome Vanadium
17-7 PH Stainless Steel
Color Coded if Necessary Firearms

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Length
Diameter
Spring-Rate

Applications Standards Met Product Name
Pistols
Rifles
Automatic Weapons
Customer Supplied Specifications Firearm Magazine Springs