Helical Compression Spring Terminology
The notes on helical compression spring terminology refer to diagram. At Master Spring, we’ve been manufacturing custom helical compression springs for OEMs for more than 70 years. Learn more about how we can design and manufacture the compression springs for your next application by calling us at
Per Spring Manufacturers Institute Handbook of Spring Design, commonly used compression spring terminology includes:
We have a wide range of CNC coiling machines that can manufacturer custom compression springs with wire diameters as small as 0.006” or as large as 0.276” (0.15 mm to 7.0 mm) and any size wire in between.
We manufacture custom compression springs from all types of material. The most common material types for compression springs are music wire, stainless steel (type 302, type 316 and type 17-7 PH), hard drawn, chrome silicon, and phosphor bronze.
You can learn about the suitable uses of each material type in the Properties of Materials chart.
Master Spring manufactures four different shapes of compression springs. The parameter that differs from one shape to the next is the spring’s outside diameter.
Within each of these compression spring shapes outlined above, three additional parameters will determine the shape and, more importantly, the function of the compression spring:
As a leading compression spring supplier, we use state-of-the-art CNC coiling machines with in-line monitoring cameras and sorters. Our in-line cameras and sorters monitor the outside diameter and free length of each spring and sort out any springs that are out of tolerance. We grind the ends of compression springs if ground ends are required.
Compression Springs: Specification Checklist
What information does Master Spring need to quote your compression spring? Download the checklist to make sure you specify the critical dimensions of your compression spring. For help with your compression spring design, please call us at 708-453-2570.
Master Spring has been manufacturing custom compression springs for OEMs since 1945. Request a quote today for compression springs engineered to meet your requirements.
Compression Springs Video Gallery
As one of the most efficient devices for storing energy, compression springs are used in a wide variety of applications. We supply medium to large quantities of compression springs to OEMs across many industries. For example, we supply 5 million ground compression springs of one part number per year to an automotive components manufacturer.
In order to be a long term supplier of medium to large quantities to OEMs, we must deliver parts on-time at near zero defect rates. We also must continuously improve our business.
Watch the videos and experience our compression spring manufacturing capabilities.
Manufacturing Springs for the Automotive Industry
Learn how Master Spring was able manufacture a compression spring with exacting tolerances to support the thin walls of an automotive hose -- without the spring protruding the hose. The result: we are able to produce approximately 6,000,000 of these springs per year to spec.READ MORE