Types of Springs and their Applications: An Overview

Take apart anything that involves a mechanism, and chances are, you’ll find a spring inside. Springs are storage devices for mechanical energy, and our latest post on the Hardware Guide covers the different types of springs and their applications.

types of machined springs

We cover the following categories of springs in detail and suggest how you can incorporate them into your designs—as well as where to buy them.

  • Compression springs
  • Extension springs
  • Torsion springs
  • Linear (or constant rate) springs
  • Variable rate springs
  • Constant force springs
  • Coil springs
  • Machined springs
  • Molded springs

Read our latest Hardware Guide post for everything you ever wanted to know about springs and how to use them in product design!

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