Springs in Halloween Costumes & Decorations

As you may know, springs are in lots of things, including garage doors, screen doors, lawnmowers, among many other things. But did you know springs are in Halloween costumes too? The kind of springs found in Halloween costumes is compression springs. Both compression and extension springs are found in most Halloween decorations, such as the decorations where the eyes pop out of the head, the skull rotates, and the spider hangs from the ceiling.

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The Benefits of Spring Prototyping

One of the reasons Ajax Springs stands out from other spring manufacturers is our ability to produce spring prototypes. Spring prototyping enables us to create, customize, test and manufacture new products that meet your exact specifications.

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All About Torsion Springs

Torsion springs have unique characteristics which make them one of the more durable and versatile types of springs. Designed to react against force, torsion springs demonstrate their mechanical energy via elasticity. This means that the spring action occurs when twisted.

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Swimming Pool Safety Covers & Their Springs

With the summer ending, it will be time to cover your swimming pool soon. While many people already have a winter cover that they are happy with, others may be curious as to the available options.

If you have an in-ground swimming pool, using a security cover is usually best as it provides great support for heavy snow, rain, and wind. These types of covers look similar to a trampoline as they have spring-loaded straps connected to the cover that anchor into the concrete to hold it in place.

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What Makes Stainless Steel Springs Stand Out?

Cutlery and kitchenware may come to mind upon hearing the term “stainless steel”. However, it’s also an alloy that many springs are made of. Stainless steel springs have a particular set of properties that are integral to a variety of applications.

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A (Very Brief) Hobby Horse History

Ajax Springs proudly stocks American made hobby horse springs. In honor of these specialty items, we’ve decided to momentarily step away from the topic of springs to share a (very) brief history of the hobby horse with you. 

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Happy Labor Day!

We Support the American Worker!

Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day. You’ve earned it!

(By the way, we’re pretty sure there’s a spring on the back of this pin helping to keep it closed.)

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Extension & Compression Springs: What’s the Difference?

Springs are used in many things, but there are a few different kinds of springs that are used for different projects. Each spring has a specific purpose to maximize its potential. Even though both kinds of springs look similar, with a coil spring that is devised for elasticity and strength, they are designed to do different things. Both kinds of springs can be made from many different materials, including copper alloy, titanium alloy, cold drawn steel, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel.

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Extension Springs – What You Need to Know

Extension springs are applicable to a variety of items you probably use every day. Cars, garage doors, and trampolines are just a few examples of where you can find extension springs at work.

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The World’s Largest Spring

The Slinky® is probably the most well known spring throughout the entire world. You’ve definitely seen one, and have most likely owned one at some point during your childhood. There just so happens to be one extraordinarily unique Slinky that you may not be familiar with.

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