There is a
lot more to spring design and manufacture than most people think. From choosing the
correct material with a suitable balance between strength and reliability to choosing the
correct surface finish and corrosion protection, the options are endless.
This section of the site will hopefully give a brief overview
of the problems that we encounter when we start designing a spring, and the options
available to solve those problems.
Materials lists the various advantages and disadvantages of
the numerous types and sub-types of wire and flat strip that we use here during
Sizes gives a useful comparison between metric, Imperial and
Standard Wire Gauge sizes of wire and flat strip.
Corrosion suggests suitable solutions for the prevention of
corrosion of a spring after manufacture, from simple oils to more complex and expensive
Conversion lists some useful conversion factors for metric to
Imperial and back again.