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Compression Spring Requirements — The Absolute Basics

Compression Spring Requirements — The Absolute Basics Spring design is a diverse career due to the nearly limitless possibilities of helical spring requirements. One customer may want a spring made from .011″ music wire that requires force in ounces or grams,...

Shop Floor Specifications — The Filtered Details

Shop Floor Specifications — The Filtered Details I have worked at many spring plants and they all have had a culture and ways of doing things. Trends, managers, owners and factory software may vary, but one rock-solid practice was present at each factory–shop...

Rate Testing — Removing the Mystery of Preload

Rate Testing — Removing the Mystery of Preload Testing the Rate of compression springs is one of the more common activities for spring houses. Spring Rate is the force created when a spring is deflected an inch. It is, therefore, the basic determinant of all loads at...

More Trickery — Lowering Spring Rate

More Trickery — Lowering Spring Rate In the Fall 2009 issue, we discussed spring rate and how rate can be increased with a manipulation of pitch. The practice of placing some coils of a helical compression spring closer than others, to increase rate, is a fairly...

Spring Trickery… With Nothing Up My Sleeve

Spring Trickery… With Nothing Up My Sleeve One of the desired functions of a compression spring is that it stays linear during its deflection. In layman’s terms, this means that the spring should produce the same load for every inch it moves. If a spring has a...

Simple Devices, Big Problem Solvers

Simple Devices, Big Problem Solvers One day, I was talking to a new customer on the phone. As I started asking him questions on the specifics of the spring he needed, I could tell he was getting a bit frustrated with all the questions. He’d finally had enough and...
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