Industrial lighting spring

Complex springsteel shape

This complex mounting spring made from spring steel is used in an LED industrial lighting application. This part is completely made in a progression tool. With so many design details, we have to make sure that ALL dimensions are correct for the right functionality. This way we help our customer to integrate all functionalities in only one part.

This can only be achieved by best practices all along the way; DFM, good tooldesign, accurate toolmaking as well as tooling maintenance, the right material specs, good manufacturing practices including stamping, degreasing and packaging.  

Why KeyTec is succesful in springs

Springs are used in numerous applications and in a lot of different functions, either static or dynamic. The springs we manufacture can be used just for ease of fixation, good dynamic properties (i.e. special attention edges of the springs), combination of spring function and electrical contact etc. As such our springs are used in automotive applications (i.e. LED lights, camera’s,  bezels, EMI shields etc), in medical applications (sensors) and in house and building applications (power distribution, lighting armatures).

KeyTec has extensive know how on the achievable tolerances for these stamped springs in all kinds of different materials. Especially in applications with a dynamic functionality we are able to provide options with specific requirements on part edges. We start with a close cooperation in the engineering phase with DFM and supply of prototypes. We have different ways to make these stamped springs with progression tooling, with Bihler bending machines as well as specific bending machines for really small springs.