There are a wide range of spring designs to accommodate an extensive array of applications, including extension springs, compression springs, torsion springs, and custom spring designs. Spring end types and shapes vary significantly depending upon the type of job they are designed to do. A not so obvious difference in springs is the type of material used in its fabrication. Different spring materials are available to suit the wide variety of jobs they do. Knowing the characteristics of the spring materials you can choose from will help you to choose the right spring for your application.
Even with the broad spectrum of spring applications, the vast variety of springs are fabricated from six basic types of materials. The chart below shows the different materials and their respective characteristics.
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