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## All Things Springs: The Material Mix – What if I change to…

All Things Springs: The Material Mix – What if I change to… As I think of subjects to write about, I try to stay with typical issues that come up on a weekly basis. One subject that comes up frequently is material changes. It’s fairly common for...

## All Things Springs: The Quick-Fix Spring Rate Compensation Formula for Coilers Only

All Things Springs: The Quick-Fix Spring Rate Compensation Formula for Coilers Only One of the daily challenges for springmakers/coilers is the adjustment needed to yield nominal rate. As all spring manufacturers know, the only bill of material for a spring is the...

## All Things Springs: Stress Formula – The Final Factor of Design Integrity

All Things Springs: Stress Formula – The Final Factor of Design Integrity In the article titled “Rate Formula – For Those With Calipers,” I gave the example of the math needed to determine the rate of a submitted spring sample. With a few physical dimensions, we...

## All Things Springs: Rate Formula – for those with Calipers

All Things Springs: Rate Formula – for those with Calipers Many times, I have received samples instead of a blueprint for quoting purposes. It is common to slip out to the QA department and have the spring tested for rate. However, there is another way to...

## All Things Springs: Know a Lot with a Little Math

All Things Springs: Know a Lot with a Little Math There are many concepts that require understanding to be successful in Engineering. As with any discipline, there are many axioms that are privy to a given field, such as spring design. One of the most misunderstood of...

## All Things Springs: Variable Rate?

All Things Springs: Variable Rate? A compression spring is defined as a mechanical device that produces a force when deflected and returns to its original height, ready to deliver the next repeat stroke and associated force. To accomplish this feat, the spring must...

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