Although metal springs are not the focus of many technical applications, they are nonetheless indispensable design elements. The demands on the springs are diverse and individual. Metal springs often have to solve several tasks at the same time, which is why standard springs available from stock are often not sufficient and special solutions are required instead.
Classification according to the stress on the spring material
Bending springs | metal springs subjected to bending stress
Most bending springs are leaf springs (rectangular cross-section), wire springs are in the minority. This type of metal springs can be in the form of a rod, plate or shell and are mainly subjected to bending stress.
Torsion springs | metal springs subjected to torsion
Most torsion springs are made from round section rods or wire. During their use, they carry out a permanent rotating movement.
Tension & compression springs | metal springs subjected to tension and compression
The requirements for metal springs are diverse. What kind of load is applied to the springs and what is that load? In which environment and under which operating temperatures are the springs used? How can the metal springs be designed and dimensioned with regard to the available installation space? Do the springs require additional surface finishing?
Springs made of metallic materials must be optimally designed in order to reliably fulfill their function as retaining or clamping springs. Thanks to their design, a specific choice of material, the spring material used and the final surface treatment, they ensure a secure connection in technical applications. In this way, metal springs can fulfill a wide range of tasks.
The optimal metal spring
The competence of a metal spring manufacturer - in all areas of production - determines the efficiency and sustainability of the individual technical metal spring. With Schaaf you play it safe if you want to find the know-how about spring calculation, materials and materials as well as the most diverse manufacturing processes.