Our custom component manufacturing is something Titan Spring been known for since our beginning in 1957. It is part of our problem solving service where we work with engineers or entrepreneurs and many times inventors to find solutions to their needs.
The Beryllium Copper clip pictured below was made by Titan to be used in a satellite system. It has a spring function which is accomplished with the three tabs that are pushed in just shy of the back wall of the part. The clip is mounted in an electrical system so it will hold the circuit boards in place. Multiple clips are used to hold the boards in place.
Satellites differ depending on the manufacturer and the mission they are designed for so clips like this one are manufactured in small quantities well under 100 pieces. The clips have stringent performance requirements that must be met prior to launch because they cannot be replaced in space.
Titan also has been called upon to manufacture custom components for satellite antennae systems. The systems are tucked away during the launch and must be deployed once the satellite reaches orbit. Failure to deploy will negatively affect communication with the satellite or possibly eliminate it all together. A multi million dollar satellite could be useless space junk if everything does not perform as designed.
Compression springs are used to move the antennae out of its storage place. Then custom component manufacturing parts of special steel open the antennae so it can be moved to transmit or receive information from earth.
We are referencing just two examples of our custom component manufacturing capabilities and we are capable of precision machined parts in addition to assemblies. Wire forming, metal stamping and various spring types are also available from Titan Spring an AS9100 Rev. “D” Certified.
Spring problems are just part of the business and why spring companies exist to is solve them. In this case the spring problem was not the design. It was how to replace a broken part over half a century out of production. The pictures on this page were taken of a hot rod in Coeur D Alene Idaho at the Car D Alene hot rod show held every year Fathers Day weekend. We make springs like the ones on the car but have no way of know if we made these particular springs.
Spring problem #1 is to figure out what material to use which is most likely music wire because of its mechanical properties. Spring problem #2 is what technique to use in making the spring. This complex assembly of leather straps, springs, rivets, and a buckle assembly would eventually be replaced by just one simple extension spring.
The hold down spring was reverse engineered from a customer sample. The spring requires many hand winding operations because the coils on one side are left hand wound and the other right hand.
This spring is for a non military application but, we do the same thing for aircraft spares requirements. Titans vast experiences over 60 plus years in the spring industry combined with our extensive military and defense experience put the company in a great place to solve problems. Obsolete or hard to find products can be duplicated from samples or re engineered for an even better performing product.
Growing up in the heart for the industry in the last half of the 20th century positioned Titan to play a key role in many of the programs of that era. We have touched some of the end products, seen them fly, and in some cases flown in them.
Titan Spring’ Inc. has been making various custom configurations of this seat springs for several customers who manufacture aircraft interior seats. We have been serving this industry going on 40 years so think of us the next time that you reach for the magazine in the pocket.
WIRE FORMED LITERATURE POCKET SPRING INSTALLED ON SEAT BACK
At Titan we call them FRAMES to differentiate them from other springs because they are somewhat unique, This product has both a wire form component as well as a coiled spring. The coiled portion of the spring looks like a torsion spring but does not function as one. The purpose of the coils act more like an extension spring opening slightly as the passenger opens the seat back pocket then springing back when released. The small loops or eyes as we refer to them are for mounting the FRAME to the seat.
Formed wire parts are used in many places on, in and around commercial airliners. Over the years we have made them for cockpit and galleys installations. Some wire forms are welded assemblies for specific uses which Titan makes complete in house.
Titans in house capabilities for manufacturing assemblies include CNC machining, metal stamping, flat metal forming, wire forming, wire welding and of course coiled wire products.
We also outsource components that are part of customer assemblies we do not have the in house capacity or capability to manufacture. All requirements of the AS 9100 Rev. “C” Standard are flowed down to any subcontractor that we contract with.
Tamarack is making history with their winglet concept for jet aircraft. Tamarack started with the Cessna CJ1 but have recently developed a commercial airline version for Boeing and Airbus. I have known these guys for about 7 years and just love this product. It is truly amazing and developed in Northern Idaho. You will be seeing this winglet on major airlines very soon being built under license from Tamarack by Boeing and Airbus.
More recently they have received certification for the Cessna CJ3 and CJ3+ Business jets.
Tamarack Aerospace Group is located in the northern Idaho resort town of Sandpoint near Lake Pend Oreille. Not exactly where you would expect to see aircraft products being made but there are a number of companies in the area. Across the runway at Sanpoint airport is Quest Aircraft where the manufacture the Kodiak turboprop aircraft. The Kodiak is a short runway aircraft capable of taking off in 1,000 feet.
A few miles west of Quest is Aerocet where they manufacture a revolutionary composite float system for water landing. Pictured below is the Quest Kodiak aircraft equipped with Aerocet composite floats.
Just an hour south in Hayden Idaho there are more aircraft industry suppliers like Titan Spring Incorporated. Titan is a 60 year old AS9100 family owned aerospace manufacturing company. Unitech Composites is just a mile away where they manufacture aerospace products for Boeing and other defense companies.
North Idaho College has an Aerospace Center near Unitech where they have an aircraft composites program in addition to an aviation maintenance program. Students are taught airframe and powerplant courses in preparation for licensing. The college offers CNC mill operation in addition to non destructive testing and inspection in support of the local industry. The college will be adding additional aerospace classes in the future as needed.
Precision tight tolerance springs for the aviation, defense, and space industries for over 60 years.