Here are some important considerations to bear in mind when designing a spring.
There are many factors which enter into the design of a spring and we would be happy to discuss these with you. The correct choice of materials and dimensions will serve to provide a superior spring for your particular application and could result in a more cost effective product.
These are some of the most critical areas which affect the performance of a spring:
What design tolerance do you need to be aware of?
Tolerances on the dimensions of a spring are a critical design criteria. It is vital that any physical constraints that will affect your spring be addressed at the outset. This could be fitting into a bore or over a shaft, etc. Because of the variations allowed in both the size and mechanical properties of spring materials, the standard tolerance box of machined dimensions often found on drawings will not apply. We would be pleased to work with you to determine what is important for your application.
For a more in-depth understanding of the spring design process, check out this technical article .