AIM at a Glance

In the early 1980s, a small group of individuals were working within the engineering department of Michigan Spring Company performing advanced machine design to enhance the productivity of the spring making equipment. Automated Industrial Motion (AIM) was founded in 1985 by Richard Witham to offer the same equipment solutions to the spring industry. A complete line of CNC spring coilers was developed over the next few years to cover a wire range of 0.006” to 0.787” diameter. Today, the company offers standard spring coilers as well as custom turn-key equipment solutions to manufacturers desiring a competitive advantage.

History of AIM

Automated Industrial Motion (AIM) started out as a department of the Michigan Spring Company. Initially, the department was responsible for making a variety of improvements to the company’s mechanical equipment. These improvements allowed MSC’s equipment to run faster, run unattended and produce complete parts without secondary operations. With this experience in innovation, the team gained the necessary background to start building their own CNC spring coiling equipment.

The goal was to design, develop and build machines that would be easy for technicians to use. Based on direct feedback from technicians, AIM engineers first made a number of significant improvements to existing machines. Their improvements included pivot points that did not wear out, slide systems that performed better, and tooling that located repeatedly. Many of these improvements are standard on AIM equipment today, along with additional improvements.

AIM Today

Automated Industrial Motion incorporated in 1985. They have become a world-class leader in the design, manufacture and service of spring coiling machines and wire forming equipment. The company also specializes in wire processing using a single point coiling technology, in order to create compression springs, torsion springs, and some limited wire forming.

Today, from their new 24,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in beautiful West Michigan, AIM offers eight machine models covering a wire range of .006 up to .787, or 20mm.

What AIM Can Do For You

A few of the springs and other products that AIM machines can manufacture include:

  • Compression springs
  • Torsion springs
  • Basic wire forms
  • Medical coils
  • Magazine springs
  • Constant force springs
  • Torque coils
  • Coiled aircraft cable
  • Aerospace seal rings
  • Piston rings
  • Garage door springs
  • Braze coils and forms
  • Inductor coils
  • And more…

Even further, if machinery is not commercially available to make the spring or formed wire that you need, AIM’s engineers will design, develop and build custom equipment for your specific applications.  AIM also offers contract manufacturing, CNC machining and any other wire processing and automated assembly requirements you may have.

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