Tag Archives: Springs

Wire Springs vs Flat Springs: What’s the Difference?

Springs are available in different types. By definition, a spring is an elastic device that’s capable of storing mechanical energy. When exposed to a force, it will deform while simultaneously storing mechanical energy. There are wire springs, however, and there … Read More

The 2 Primary Parts of a Spring-Energized Seal

Not all seals are the same. In addition to standard O-rings, there are spring-energized seals. Spring-energized seals feature the same ring-shaped design as their O-ring counterparts, but they are comprised of two parts: a jacket and spring. Spring-energized seals work … Read More

What Are Spring Pins?

Mechanical fasteners aren’t limited to bolts and screws. There are other types of mechanical fasteners with which you can join and secure multiple parts together. Spring pins, for instance, are commonly used with machinery parts. Also known as tension pins, … Read More

The Benefits of Music Wire Springs

When shopping for springs, you may stumble upon music wire springs. Springs are often categorized according to the material from which they are made. Some springs are made of plastic, whereas others are made of music wire. Music wire springs … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Gas Spring Dampers

Gas spring dampers are used in a wide range of products. You can find them on office chairs, trunk hatches, cabinet doors, medical equipment and more. While they can store mechanical energy like all other springs, though, gas springs feature … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Flat Springs

Springs come in different shapes and sizes. While most of them consist of coiled pieces of metal, others do not. Some of them consist of a flat, ring-shaped piece of metal. Known as flat springs, they can store mechanical energy … Read More

How to Choose the Right Gas Springs

Gas springs are commonly used to align and position moving parts. Like all springs, they are devices that store mechanical energy. Gas springs, though, leverage a gas-filled compartment. Most gas springs have a piston rod that moves into and out … Read More

5 Facts About Wave Springs

Have you heard of wave springs? Also known as coiled wave springs, they are characterized by a wavy design. When placed on a flat surface, wave springs won’t lie flat. Their wavy design will “lift” parts of them up. Below … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Spring Stops

When shopping for workholding solutions, you may come across spring stops. Also known as spring stop buttons, they feature an enclosed spring that’s designed to press against the side of a workpiece. You can use a spring stop on any … Read More