Metal Compression Springs

Round Springs of Different sizes and shapes

All different springs of various shapes and sizes

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:

  1. Closed 
  2. Closed and ground
  3. Open
  4. 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
Contact Atlantic Precision Spring today to see what best fits your needs.