Compression springs

The end of a compression spring may be one of the following.

3. Closed and ground

2. Closed not ground

1. Not closed

What is a compression spring?

A compression spring is a cylindrical coil spring that increases resistance against axially applied pressure. READ MORE...

How do you design a compression spring?

General considerations regarding the design and calculation for a compression spring. READ MORE...

What is the pitch of a compression spring?

The pitch of a compression spring is the distance measured between the centres of two coils. READ MORE...

How do I decide direction of wind on a compression spring?

The direction of wind can be either right-hand or left-hand. READ MORE...

How do you count the number of coils in a compression spring?

The number of coils has a large impact on the function of the compression spring. READ MORE...

How do you calculate the spring constant of a compression spring?

The spring constant is always designated as N/mm (Newton per millimetre) 1N = approx. 0.1kg. READ MORE...

How do you calculate the force of a compression spring?

The force of a compression spring can be calculated using the following formula: READ MORE...

What tolerances does a standard compression spring have?

The different series follow different standards. READ MORE...

Why shot peen a compression spring?

Shot peening of compression springs is a surface treatment technique that aims to give the spring greater fatigue strength. READ MORE...

How many cycles will a compression spring last?

A huge number of factors come into play when calculating the service life of a compression spring. READ MORE...

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