MD Hubbard Springs Company – manufacturing precision springs for the Automotive and Aerospace industries for over 100 years.
The MD Hubbard Spring Company, over 100 years old, invested in a Mitsubishi MV 1200R Wire EDM to replace two aging Wire EDM machines. Nevin Hubbard, a Great Grandson of the founder of the family business, is shown with his new Mitsubishi. Nevin and his dad, Charles, now run the business. They began making springs for Henry Ford, see the letter signed by Henry Ford in 1903. The Company manufactures springs and clips on four-slide presses, and the new Mitsubishi Wire EDM will be used to build precision dies and punches for the presses. Nevin is achieving remarkable unattended erosion hours with multiple workpieces fixtured in the work tank, and the reliable automatic wire threader on the MV1200R insures “lights out” machining. The tolerances and surface finishes they can obtain are superior. Nevin designed the new Wire EDM room with adequate floor space to accommodate a second Mitsubishi MV Wire EDM!
They also build springs for the aerospace industry, see the 1927 letter from Wright Aeronautical Corporation. Amazingly, they had companies in 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan supporting aerospace as well as automotive. Nevin’s grandfather knew the importance of diversification even in 1927, 2 years before Black Friday of 1929