When you think of springs, you may only think of them as being part of your mattress or couch cushions. But custom compression springs are actually a part of many different products that you use on a daily basis.

A compression spring is an open-coil helical spring that offers resistance to a compressive force applied axially. They are usually coiled at a constant diameter, though they can be coiled in other needed forms such as conical, concave, convex, or various combinations of these.

Helical compression springs are the most common metal spring configuration, and they most commonly are straight metal springs that have the same diameter for the entire length. The most popular materials for springs are beryllium copper, stainless steel, and titanium.

Automotive springs are a major part of your car’s suspension system, which helps determine the vehicle’s ride height and keep you from feeling all the bumps in the road. These springs are large and strong to support the weight of the vehicle and its cargo, but there are also much smaller springs that we use everyday. There are also tiny springs in your pen that enable you to click it in and out.

Custom compression springs are a very simple concept, but they are widely used. The offer resistance to linear compressing forces, and are one of the most efficient energy storage devices available.

It’s important to make sure you have the right sized spring for the job. A spring that’s too small will not make its connections, while a spring that’s too long will not allow your operations to function as necessary.

A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted.

The next time you click your pen to write a letter, or ride in your car down the highway, take a moment to realize all the screws nuts and bolts that are helping to make your ride a little easier, and the custom compression springs that contain more energy than you ever knew.

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