Spring Clips

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They do not require secondary pieces because they are self-retaining and are held by spring tension. Not easily loosened through vibration, spring clips are often used in automotive applications. Also able to compensate for tolerance buildup and misalignment, spring clips are generally configured to work for specific applications. Read Moreā€¦

Spring Clips Spring clips are one-piece fasteners that slip into holes or onto edges.

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Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

We are the metal stampings experts. We have over 30 years of experience creating customized solutions for our customers in a wide variety of industries. We are fully 9001:2008 certified, and we bring that high quality commitment to everything we do. If you want your products with high quality and low prices, there is no need to look further! Visit us online or give us a call today to learn more!

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Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-1900

Manufacturer of precision metal stampings for the automotive, electronics, electrical, medical, industrial & consumer markets. Production tooling is covered by a lifetime guarantee & is designed utilizing extensive planning & risk avoidance techniques including sensors, mistake proofing & PPAP.

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Girard, PA  |  814-774-5661

Thomas Erie/Solla Eyelet is a ISO 9001 certified company that produces quality metal stamped parts. We have experience serving markets such as electronics, automotive, aerospace, and more. Our capabilities include stampings from 0.25 to 0.55 mm, Gasketing, embossing & anodizing.

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Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

As a premiere metal stamping company in the United States, we are fully capable of producing the engineered products you need to get to get your job done. We believe in providing the very best quality metal stampings, and we never sacrifice on customer service. Contact us today, by giving us a call or visiting our website, to find out more!

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Calabasas, CA  |  866-317-0208

At Pacific West America, Inc. we provide custom metal stamping, CNC machining, printed circuit boards, and membrane switches. Utilizing state of the art machinery, we offer precision metal fabrication and sheet metal fabrication. The company consists of two state-of-the-art plants, staffed with highly trained engineers and experts prepared to handle all of your projects. For unparalleled service and design, contact us today!

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Although plastic clips have become more widely used than metal clips, metal clips such as spring metal clips, are able to handle higher holding capabilities. In addition, certain metal clips, such as stainless steel spring clips, offer much better resistance in environmental conditions compared to many types of plastic clips. Spring clips are useful in a wide range of applications, such as fastening cables, molding trim, gaskets and fabrics as well as in assembling cover panels, hinged components, flange and channel assemblies and armored cable.

As a result of their wide-ranging applications, spring clips are advantageous in numerous industries including marine, military, apparel, aerospace, commercial, telecommunications, electronics, agricultural and appliance. Spring clips are formed during the metal stamping process; metals that spring clips are typically formed from include carbon steel, concrete wire, cold rolled steel, brass, bronze and aluminum.

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The type of the material affects the application of the spring clip; metals like aluminum are for light-duty applications while metals such as cold rolled steel are for heavy-duty applications.

Since spring clips are small, precision parts they are generally formed during progressive and fourslide stamping processes. Both of these processes are types of short run stamping, which is done as a part of a one continuous process and is used to produce high volumes over a short time span.

Progressive stamping utilizes presses with multiple stations which stamp different attributes into parts as a metal coil moves through the press; spring clips are cut and separated on the final step.

In the fourslide stamping process, presses with four moving slides are used, which allow the automated press to manipulate parts along both axis. This allows for multiple aspects of stamping, cutting and shaping on spring clips to be completed at one processing stage.

There are also several different configurations of spring clips including u-shaped clips, s-shaped clips, dart-shaped clips and c-shaped clips. U-shaped clips are mainly used for assembly of products such as glass panels, wire and cables and flange assemblies.

S-shaped clips are often used to fasten panels and flanges either in line with one another or at an angle with the clips. They are also highly useful for assembly of soft materials in hard-to-reach areas.

Dart-type springs are most often used to join two panel surfaces, such as refrigerator liners, but can also be used in various fastening applications. Easily removable, dart-type clips require a mounting hole and space for the dart behind the mounting panel.

C-shaped springs offer compression action, which is typically used to hold plastic knobs onto steel shafts as well as enabling the ready removal and reuse.

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