Compression springs are open-coil helical springs that resist a compressive force that is applied axially. Their shape can be any one – or a combination – of the following: cylindrical, conical, barrel, or hourglass.
The four basic end configurations are:
- Closed and ground
- Open and ground
Do Springs Lose Tension When Compressed?
A spring can become weaker after being under tension for an extended period of time. Here are some steps you can take to prevent it:
– minimize stress on the spring as much as possible
– do not subject them to extremely high temperatures
– make sure to utilize springs with the right materials and finishes
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