Technical Information

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.

Spring Guide

Download our Spring Guide for help with specifying springs, counting the coils and identifying what hand the spring is wound. Download Spring Guide here

Material Types

There are many different types of material that can be used in spring production. Each material has different compositions and properties. At Skegness Springs we keep a large range of materials in stock ready for immediate use. These include the following:

  • Carbon Steels: BS5216, EN10270-1 etc
  • Stainless Steels: BS2056, EN10270-3 etc
  • Nickel-based alloys: Inconel X750, Elgiloy etc
  • Copper-based alloys: Phosphor Bronze
  • Plus many others

Material Sizes

Our wire stocks cover all the standard wire gauges and a lot of non-standard metric and imperial sizes for special cases. Download our wire size sheet here.

Corrosion Protection

Springs made from carbon spring steels are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of corrosion.

The simplest method to protect the springs is to apply a coating of oil. Other options include pre-galvanized wire, zinc plating or Deltatone coatings.

Or choose a material that will not corrode in the intended environment

Other factors

Another factor to consider when choosing a material type is operating temperature. The maximum operating temperature for carbon spring steel is 150°C, stainless steel 300°C and Inconel X750 550°C.

The best way to design your spring is to give us a call. We will happily assist with any questions you may have.

For more information please call 01754 898330

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