When it comes to a steel-strip spring design, there are lots of factors that design engineers have to consider — including not only the part’s function and mechanism, but also the material, the connection mounting methods, and the part’s exact dimensions. Collaborating on the design of a component typically accelerates the product’s development process time-to-market and lets customers focus on other projects.
Do you have experience in collaborating with a manufacturer to design a steel-strip spring, which is one of the components inside your new application?
Here, the story is a process of developing a constant force spring combined with a slide rail. And here, Ming Tai can create a win-win situation by collaborating with the customer to develop a steel-strip spring.
In this case, the engineer only came with a drawing at the beginning of the project (see pic.1). It is a slide rail, where the constant force spring plays a role in keeping the slider against the terminal. While an external force push is on the slider, a spring will press against the slider to hold the position.
It’s only a schematic diagram that indicates the major dimensions but not the details on how exactly to connect each part. Ming Tai is a specialized steel-strip spring manufacturer with more than 50 years of experience, which is based on the major dimensions to design (and in detail). Based on its experience, the company was able to support this customer. It offered an ideal solution — including the material to choose for the part, the part’s connection methods, and the detailed dimensions.
Furthermore, Ming Tai ran a feasibility analysis to ensure the function to properly meet the customer’s need. Afterward, the company started to draw 3D drawings, which illustrate the final design of the slide rail. This allowed the customer to know the details of how the slider and the bottom plate are connected and how the spring connects with the terminal.
When the drawing was approved by the customer, Ming Tai started to manufacture, test, and assemble the part. Ming Tai was committed to the best quality control of all the components of the spring set. The picture below (pic.2) is the finished product of the slide rail with the constant force spring.
From the initial steel-strip spring design phase to production and final assembly, customers can easily collaborate with Ming Tai to gain several benefits, including:
1. Saving time for product developing
2. Finding out the optimized solution beyond expectations
3. Gaining the best quality for a product
4. Having the best support and service to fulfill a customer’s requirements
Having a new project in hand? Consider technical support from Ming Tai.