301 Stainless Steel Strip for Spring Manufacturers– The Gibbs® Edge: A Superior Round Edge for a Better Spring

301 stainless steel strip ‘high yield’ is used in the manufacture of superior springs.  Commonly used for constant force springs for window counterbalance springs, point of purchase displays, medical devices, and filter snap bands, the manufacturer desires an end product with a long performance life.

Because every detail about the raw material matters in the manufacturing processes of the spring maker, Gibbs® has developed the best 301 sources and suppliers for superior chemistry, gauges down to .002”, slit widths narrower than .250”, consistently tight tolerances, and trouble-free oscillate wound coils. Gibbs also offers a 301 high yield with added silicon to provide added ductility at high tensile ranges.double-hung-window

Perhaps the most exciting of all of the Gibbs® advantages is our proprietary superior round edge. When incremental performance increases matter, the Gibbs® superior round edge can help to equalize the stresses across the width of the strip which may help to improve the life cycle of the spring.

See our catalog of 301 stainless steel strip products for additional sizes and product information.  If you don’t see the size you are looking for, don’t count us out.  Contact us a the link below and one of our skilled, industry experts will get back to you promptly.

Contact us today for more information or to quote your 301 high yield material requirements.

Gibbs offers 7 locations in three countries, since 1956.

Japan and Slovenia Added to DFARS Qualifying Countries List

Effective on 8/2/2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) to include Japan and Slovenia as Qualifying Countries in the procurement of Specialty Metals under clause 252.225-7002. The updated list of qualifying countries is below.

Australiaus-dod-logo
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
#Japan
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
#Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gibbs® carries the following regular stock items under the Specialty Metals designation. 300 Series Stainless, 17-7, Inconel X-750, Inconel 600, Phosphorous Bronze and Chrome Silicon / Chrome Vanadium wires (both commercial and valve).

The importance of this amendment is that it now allows Gibbs® to sell our Suzuki Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium valve quality wire as DFARS compliant.

To see the official DFARS clause please use the DFARS link on our Quality Page

Vern Guetens – Director of Quality, Gibbs Wire & Steel, Inc.