Custom Parts

Fourslide and Multislide Stampings


An almost infinite variety of intricate stamped and formed parts can be produced on our fourslide and multislide machines. Slide forming offers greater tooling and production economy than stamping dies for many complex parts, and secondary operations can be eliminated by welding, tapping, and assembling automatically on the machine.

Materials

We work with a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, ranging in thickness from .003” to .093” thick and 3” or more wide on our slide forming machines. Typical materials are:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Copper
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • High Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
 

Products

Typical parts produced on our slide forming equipment are:
  • Spring clips and clamps
  • Flat springs, leaf springs, and pressure fingers
  • Electrical contacts, connectors, and terminals
  • Electrical bulb holders
  • Sleeves, bushings, and rings
  • Cotter pins, retaining pins, retaining rings


Stampings


Our modern stamping department utilizes late model stamping presses up to 90 tons, running progressive, compound, and draw dies. We utilize in tool sensing for greater quality and productivity.

Materials

We work with a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, ranging in thickness from .003” to .134” thick and 12” or more wide in our stamping presses. Typical materials are:
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Copper
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • High Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel

Products

Typical parts produced in our stamping department are:
  • Spring clips and clamps
  • Custom washers of all varieties
  • Deep drawn cups
  • Flat springs, leaf springs, and pressure fingers
  • Electrical contacts, connectors, and terminals
  • Electrical bulb holders
  • Brackets


Springs


We run CNC compression spring, torsion spring, and extension spring coiling equipment - .018” to .135” diameter wire. We produce all variations – barrel, conical, double torsion, etc., specializing in springs for automotive interiors and fuel systems. We also grind, peen, and set springs.
Materials
We work with a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous wire. Typical materials are:
Music wire Stainless steel wire
Oil tempered Hard drawn
Inconel Beryllium copper
Phosphor Bronze  


Wireforms


We produce wireforms with a diameter of up to .250”. Our wireforms are either hard tooled on slide forming machines, or produced on CNC forming equipment. We regularly perform coining, chamfering, piercing, and threading operations on our wire form parts. We also insert various threaded fasteners.

Materials

We work with a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, ranging in thickness from .020” to .250” diameter. Typical materials are:
  • High carbon wire
  • Music wire
  • Stainless steel wire
  • Phosphor Bronze


Tubing


Over the last 20 years, Hubbard Spring has developed a very specialized capability to produce visor arm tubes. This grew out of our production of visor detent springs and related visor components, and with the addition of arm tubes we can produce every metal part that is used in a typical modern automotive sun visor.

Our capabilities include:
  • Very high quality stamped detent features – crisp formed edges with very limited change in tube diameter. This style of visor arm we produce is the best of its kind.
  • Broached detent features.
  • For arms with plastic detent features, we have developed a range of plastic capturing features that are applied to the tube near the plastic detent feature:
    1. Knurling
    2. Stamped “pinch” features
    3. Stamped flats to maximize plastic wall or thickness under the detent feature
  • All of our arm tubes ends are wire brush de-burred.  Our cut-off process pulls what cutting burr there is axially, and we then remove this in a tractor fed wire brush de-burring process.  We have never had a complaint of a stripped illumination wire.
  • Automatic forming and stamping processes.
  • A wide range of specialized cleaning processes to reduce scrap in the molding process.  These processes have been developed over years of working with many injection molding companies.


Assemblies


We produce assemblies of our parts with mechanical assembly, welding, riveting, the insertion of studs and spring buttons.  When there is enough volume, we can offer automation of the assembly process.