Miscellaneous

06.12

ADAC Collaboration Award 2023

ADAC Collaboration Award 2023

Apex was the proud recipient of the 2023 Collaboration Award rom ADAC Automotive!

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Miscellaneous

06.10

2024 Steelcase Carbon Reduction Leader

2024 Steelcase Carbon Reduction Leader

Steelcase, a global design and thought leader in the world of work, has named Apex Spring & Stamping a 2024 Carbon Reduction Leader for its commitment to science-based emissions reductions.

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Manufacturing

06.04

Apex Receives 2024 Steelcase Premier Supplier Award

Apex Receives 2024 Steelcase Premier Supplier Award

We are proud to announce that again this year, Apex Spring and Stamping has again been awarded the 2024 Premier Supplier Award from Steelcase.

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Manufacturing

05.23

The Benefits of Prototyping At Apex

The Benefits of Prototyping At Apex

There are many reasons to consider a prototype before diving into the manufacturing process. At Apex we’ve been providing prototypes to our customers for years and have firsthand experience of the advantages.

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Assembly

04.16

Three Reasons to Outsource Assembly

Three Reasons to Outsource Assembly

Did you know you can outsource assembly to Apex? Our assembly facility features many processes, capabilities, and an experienced staff.

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Stampings

03.21

The Importance of Tool Maintenance

The Importance of Tool Maintenance

Tool maintenance is also about safeguarding your investment and empowering your business for long-term success.  At Apex we understand all of these benefits of tool maintenance!  That is why we are committed to keeping your tools in prime condition. 

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Manufacturing

02.21

FAQ’s About Metal Stamping

FAQ’s About Metal Stamping

With a wide range of capabilities, machines, materials used, etc., it leaves lots of room for questions.  Therefore, we put together some of our most frequently asked questions about metal stamping here at Apex.

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News

01.30

New Year and New Machines at Apex

New Year and New Machines at Apex

We are always excited when blessed with opportunities to grow and expand our operations.  Whether for improved efficiency, meeting customer needs, necessary expansion or simply staying up to date, it is important to our team to be operating to the best of our ability with quality equipment to manufacture the best parts possible. 

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Manufacturing

12.07

An Extended Look at Extension Springs

An Extended Look at Extension Springs

Apex has a strong history of manufacturing Extension springs. In this blog, learn more about this how they work, and how they are made.

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Manufacturing

11.21

Unwinding The Facts About Torsion Springs

Unwinding The Facts About Torsion Springs

Apex is highly experienced in the design and manufacturing of torsion springs. Let us help you with your next torsion spring project!

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Manufacturing

10.24

All About Springs!

All About Springs!

We want our customers to see Apex in action our culture, and how committed we are to their success. A plant tour is a great way to do this!

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News

10.17

How Relationships are Key To Supply Chain Management

How Relationships are Key To Supply Chain Management

Relationship building and detailed communication skills are vital to effectively and efficiently manage our supply chain at Apex.

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News

09.25

Inviting Customers In For A Plant Tour

Inviting Customers In For A Plant Tour

We want our customers to see Apex in action our culture, and how committed we are to their success. A plant tour is a great way to do this!

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Assembly

08.15

Assembly, The Apex Way

Assembly, The Apex Way

Apex has an entire facility and team fully dedicated to the assembly. Learn more about partnering with Apex for your next project!

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Manufacturing

07.18

Apex Shipping Department Runs on Teamwork and Dedication

Apex Shipping Department Runs on Teamwork and Dedication

The shipping department at Apex is the final step in the manufacturing process, learn more about how teamwork and dedication make Apex great!

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Manufacturing

06.13

The Wire Forming Process

The Wire Forming Process

The Apex team is highly experiences and can perform advanced wire forming techniques to your specification.

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Manufacturing

05.10

Apex Awarded Steelcase 2023 Supplier of the Year!

Apex Awarded Steelcase 2023 Supplier of the Year!

We are proud to announce that Steelcase Inc, has awarded Apex Spring and Stamping a “Preferred Supplier” status for 2023-2024.

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Manufacturing

05.02

A Closer Look at Metal Stampings

A Closer Look at Metal Stampings

Metal stamping is integral in the manufacturing industry. Apex is proud to continue to provide the highest of quality parts and service.

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Manufacturing

03.19

Current Supply Chain Challenges

Current Supply Chain Challenges

Despite evolving supply chain challenges, Apex will continue to think of creative and new ways to keep our pricing level when we can.

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Manufacturing

02.21

A Deep Dive Into Industrial Springs

A Deep Dive Into Industrial Springs

Since their invention, industrial springs have become paramount in the world of engineering and construction.

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Manufacturing

01.17

Types of Compression Springs

Types of Compression Springs

Compression springs are the most common form of spring and are found in a wide assortment of applications.

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Miscellaneous

12.13

A Message of Tribute and Hope This Christmas

A Message of Tribute and Hope This Christmas

A message to remember, honor, encourage, and celebrate the hope, love, and joy this Christmas season. Merry Christmas from our CEO!

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Manufacturing

11.14

Larger Press Means More Capabilities

Larger Press Means More Capabilities

Added to our team is a brand new 250 ton press allowing for increased metal stamping capabilities and efficiencies. Learn more here!

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Engineering

10.31

FAQ’s About Selecting Material

FAQ’s About Selecting Material

The Apex team will consider all factors in order to select the right material for your project. Got Questions? We answer them here.

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Prototyping

09.16

A Guide to Prototyping at Apex

A Guide to Prototyping at Apex

Apex is always pleased when the prototype process leads to success for our customers. We are please to share this prototype success story.

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Engineering

08.22

Superior Engineering Solutions at Apex

Superior Engineering Solutions at Apex

Many Apex customers depend on us to help with engineering their products. Our highly skilled team truly excels in superior design.

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Manufacturing

07.25

CMM Ensures Quality, Efficiency, and More

CMM Ensures Quality, Efficiency, and More

Apex Spring and Stamping displays its commitment to quality and efficiency through the use of automated metrology, a CMM, on every job.

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Wire Forms

07.19

Expanded Wireform Capabilities Providing New Solutions for Apex Customers

Expanded Wireform Capabilities Providing New Solutions for Apex Customers

Introducing Bender, the Fanuc M20 robot and the New Aim Machine expanding wireform capabilities at Apex. Read more here!

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Manufacturing

06.24

Providing Solutions for Office Furniture Manufacturing Since 1977

Providing Solutions for Office Furniture Manufacturing Since 1977

Apex Spring and Stamping has been supporting office furniture manufacturing through a variety of products and services since 1977.

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Manufacturing

02.25

Apex Celebrates 45 Years of Success

Apex Celebrates 45 Years of Success

Read the story of Apex’s journey from 1976 through today! Discover the team and chain links that made the Apex Team a success.

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Manufacturing

02.25

Apex New Addition Complete

Apex New Addition Complete

During their 44th year of business Apex expands their HQ by adding 5000 square feet to meet deadlines and store material

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Manufacturing

01.26

Is Your Spring Design Costing You Money?

Is Your Spring Design Costing You Money?

Is your spring design costing you money? The cost of simple designs has been driven up as designers lose touch with the ability to make simple parts simple.

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Manufacturing

01.21

Blame It On The Supply Chain

Blame It On The Supply Chain

APEX Spring & Stamping works daily to ensure our customers have their products in hand despite global supply chain issues.

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Miscellaneous

12.10

When Support Makes a Life Changing Impact

When Support Makes a Life Changing Impact

Throughout the years, Apex, along with many of our team members, made a commitment to support and volunteer for several charities.

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Manufacturing

11.16

Going to Battle For Our Customers

Going to Battle For Our Customers

Over the past 24 months, the supply chain in the manufacturing industry has challenged us to get creative to find solutions.

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Manufacturing

11.11

Launching Your Projects Into Production!

Launching Your Projects Into Production!

It takes teamwork and communication to start off on the right foot and launch projects into production. Apex knows how to do it right!

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Manufacturing

10.25

How To Navigate Manufacturing Lead Times

How To Navigate Manufacturing Lead Times

We provide on-time delivery and exceed expectations for quality and service in West Michigan Manufacturing here at Apex Spring and Stamping.

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Manufacturing

10.25

Your Guide To Metal Stamping

Your Guide To Metal Stamping

Are you familiar with metal stamping? If not, it can be a highly technical process that requires complex engineering. Apex has created a guide to give you a general overview of metal stamping.

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Manufacturing

09.14

EDM at Apex Spring and Stamping

EDM at Apex Spring and Stamping

We use EDM in the production of many of our die components, both new and replacement is also used to make the majority of the tools.

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Manufacturing

09.14

Developing Our Most Valuable Resources at Apex

Developing Our Most Valuable Resources at Apex

What is your most valuable resource? This is a question that many organizations ask themselves many times, the answer is focused on expensive equipment or the latest technology.

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Manufacturing

08.17

How to Create a GREAT Company Culture

How to Create a GREAT Company Culture

At Apex, our cultural values revolve around the word GREAT, and each letter in this word influences our actions, aligns our vision, and pushes us to work with excellence and continuously improve.

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Manufacturing

07.16

Top 7 Reasons Why Springs Fail

Top 7 Reasons Why Springs Fail

Understanding spring applications can be the key to a successful product, so it is important to know how they work but also why they fail.

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Assembly

07.13

4 Benefits of Using Local Assembly

4 Benefits of Using Local Assembly

Although much of this growth is due to the seamless process, there are many additional benefits to local assembly.

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Manufacturing

06.14

Continuous Improvement: Apex Value

Continuous Improvement: Apex Value

While the concept of continuous improvement is simple – implementing it within an organization requires commitment and discipline.

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Manufacturing

06.10

Spring Clarification: What Pitch?

Spring Clarification: What Pitch?

Many of my customers want to know what is the proper call out for Pitch in a coil spring. There have been many conversations regarding this and I think there needs to be some clarification.

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Manufacturing

05.11

Apex Receives Steelcase Premier Supplier Recognition

Apex Receives Steelcase Premier Supplier Recognition

We are excited to announce that Apex Spring and Stamping has been recognized as a Steelcase 2021 Premier Supplier for all the high standards we have set forth!

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Manufacturing

05.11

Set Parts Into Motion – Creating Customized Manufacturing Solutions

Set Parts Into Motion – Creating Customized Manufacturing Solutions

Apex is poised to support projects from start to finish and everywhere in between. How does that work? Let’s take a deeper look.

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Manufacturing

04.20

Temperature Importance In Spring Manufacturing

Temperature Importance In Spring Manufacturing

The Hot and Cold of It: Springs Temperature. How a spring’s performance can be significantly impacted by elevated temperatures.

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Manufacturing

04.19

Quality Manufacturing: The Story of Apex

Quality Manufacturing: The Story of Apex

When Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation celebrated 44 years in the business as a top West Michigan manufacturer, we realize this milestone is representative of the hard work and dedication of every Apex employee and partner, past and present.

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Manufacturing

03.15

Why Carbon in Manufacturing?

Why Carbon in Manufacturing?

In the spring industry, Carbon is a key element that makes the material have “Spring.” But what does it do to common ore?

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Manufacturing

03.15

Local Sourcing Benefits

Local Sourcing Benefits

The Covid-19 pandemic had an effect on so many aspects of the world, and that includes manufacturing.  At that time, supply chains have been both temporarily and permanently disrupted. Sourcing supplies locally became a invaluable benefit.  Thankfully Apex does this well, and was able to handle the challenges smoothly.

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Manufacturing

03.15

How We Focus On Manufacturing Quality at Apex

How We Focus On Manufacturing Quality at Apex

At Apex we strive for high manufacturing quality. We do this through variety of standards, testing, and measuring.

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Manufacturing

02.15

Why Indexing Springs Matters

Why Indexing Springs Matters

Apex Spring and stamping discusses the index design theory and why indexing springs matters. Also index spring examples are given.

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News

01.13

Apex Spring and EV

Apex Spring and EV

Apex Spring and Stamping works to produce a mechanism that will reduce electric vehicles weight by 40% while maintain the EV’s general function.

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News

12.02

How Apex Helps Keep The Community Safe

How Apex Helps Keep The Community Safe

Apex Spring and Stamping works with community fire departments in a training to give firefighters a familiarize themselves with manufacturing equipment.

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News

12.02

Apex Spring and Stamping Awarded Gold Supplier Award from Herman Miller

Apex Spring and Stamping Awarded Gold Supplier Award from Herman Miller

Apex Spring and Stamping was recently awarded the prestigious Gold Supplier Award from Herman Miller for their rigorous performance standards.

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News

12.02

Misconceptions About Springs: Installment IV

Misconceptions About Springs: Installment IV

Apex Spring and Stamping discusses the misconceptions about springs and gives questions needing to be asked about the use and application of the spring.

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Manufacturing

10.19

To Plate or Not to Plate: Apex Spring & Stamping

To Plate or Not to Plate: Apex Spring & Stamping

Apex Spring and Stamping discusses the factors needing to be considered when determining the proper base material for a spring.

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News

10.16

How Apex is Going Green With Solar

How Apex is Going Green With Solar

Apex Spring and Stamping installs a solar farm consisting of 110kwh solar panels to help with the future of solar energy and receive a large ROI.

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Manufacturing

09.14

Misconceptions About Springs: And The Envelope Please!

Misconceptions About Springs: And The Envelope Please!

Many designers of torsion springs just put palceholders in for torsion spring data. This is an afterthought and usually spells disaster when the design team comes around to design the torsion spring.

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Manufacturing

08.19

Minority In Michigan: The Story Of Apex

Minority In Michigan: The Story Of Apex

Apex Spring and Stamping became an official certified Michigan Minority owned company in 2004 by recognizing the value in a changing workforce, our customers, and the supply chain.

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Manufacturing

08.05

Austempering “A different type of heat”

Austempering “A different type of heat”

Learn all about annealed materials and how heat changes the actual properties of the metal.

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Manufacturing

07.01

Stress Relief vs. Heat Treat

Stress Relief vs. Heat Treat

Apex Spring and Stamping discusses the practices of stress relief and heat treating and gives their opinions on which is the better practice.

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