When designing compression springs you involve many different sciences. The most important is naturally metals, mechanics and strength theories. But you also need to include high knowledge of applications, standards and specialties in order to get the optimal spring design.
Even the agricultural industry is in need of compression springs. In this Storm P300 four compression springs are used in the feed roller for a more aggressive approach. image: https://www.fginsight.com
There are lots of kids on our street. And apparently one of the most popular toys at the moment is the scooter. These scooters actually contain compression springs, did you know that?
The market for ‘cobots’ (collaborative robots) just keep growing and is expected to keep doing so with more than 40% every year. It’s mostly focus on the automotive industry where the usage area. Compared to other robots the new ‘cobots’ are smaller, smarter and more flexible. I’m sure we will see them in the spring manufacturing…
This is a stressball that can visually can determine your stress level. The ball measure the skin conduction with an external sensor. The prototype was 3D printed and included 580 nobs on the outer shell and every single nob is installed with a compression spring. Read the whole article (Images courtesy of simone schramm)
Let’s get really technical. Here are different types of helical compression springs. Height is sometimes critical, in aerospace designs for example, and the importance of calculating the spring correct is sooo important. This article shows these calculations. Enjoy! Read the whole article
Time to wish you all a Happy Easter! Did you know that it’s actually possible to get color treatment for your springs, for example compression springs? Well, it’s true. Everything to make them fit in right?