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HOT ROD SPRING PROBLEM SOLVED

Spring Problems

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Vintage Hot Rod Hood Spring Extension springs

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.

Engineering

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Hood hold down assembly

 

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.

 

 

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Aerospace CNC Machining
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CNC Milling

Machining done on this part using our HAAS Vf-1 CNC mill and is made of aluminum employing several machining operations including threading. It measures roughly two inches square by 3/8 inch. Our mill has a fourth axis attachment for more complex machine operations. Short runs are our specialty as with our other products aviation and military spares are the world we have lived in since 1957.

EDM

Electronic Discharge Machining or EDM is another process that Titan performs with our Mitsubishi RA 90 machine. The machine does double duty creating precise machining in our die shop for metal stamping tooling and also cutting thin metal for parts. The machine can cut through thin stainless foil used for shims or gaskets without tearing the material. Delicate parts used on the space programs many times require special handling to avoid damage.

 

We currently have open time slots available in our milling department so send your inquiries to sales@titanspring.com.