Magazine Articles

IST  publishes two regular series of articles: “Cautionary Tales” in the Springs magazine from SMI, and “Technically Speaking” in the WFTI publication. These are avaialble for members to download.

Cautionary Tales

The Corrosion Resistant Properties of Stainless Steel Springs Cautionary Tale No. 1 View
Hydrogen Embrittlement Cautionary Tale No. 2 View
Predicting Relaxation Performance Cautionary Tale No. 4 View
Hydrogen Embrittlement Myths Cautionary Tale No. 5 View
Heat Treatment Problems Cautionary Tale No. 6 View
Heat Treatment – Austemper Cautionary Tale No. 7 View
Heat Treatment – Stress Relief Cautionary Tale No. 8 View
Stress Relief Cautionary Tale No. 9 View
Resonance of Springs and Spring/Mass Systems Cautionary Tale No. 10 View
Cultural Influences – Spring Materials Cautionary Tale No. 11 View
External Forces Cautionary Tale No. 12 View
Technology, the State of the Art Cautionary Tale No. 13 View
Quality Cautionary Tale No. 14 View
Training for Success – Computer Aided Design Cautionary Tale No. 15 View
Spring Materials – and their Specification Cautionary Tale No. 16 View
Employee Motivation Cautionary Tale No. 17 View
Tensile and Torsional Modulus Cautionary Tale No. 18 View
End Coil Failure / Use of Finite Element Analysis Cautionary Tale No. 19 View
Wear Cautionary Tale No. 20 View
Hydrogen Embrittlement (again) Cautionary Tale No. 21 View
Ductility of Spring Wires Cautionary Tale No. 22 View
Springs Everywhere Cautionary Tale No. 23 View
Service and Springmaking Cautionary Tale No. 24 View
Costing: Is The Price Right? Cautionary Tale No. 25 View
Greatest Hits Cautionary Tale No. 26 View
Torsion Springs Cautionary Tale No. 27 View
Who’s the Next Springmaker? Cautionary Tale No. 28 View
Oxide of Stainless Steel Cautionary Tale No. 29 View
Spring Materials Cautionary Tale No. 30 View
Off-Shoring Cautionary Tale No. 31 View
Spring Equipment Cautionary Tale No. 32 View
Lean Manufacturing Cautionary Tale No. 33 View
Global Challenges Cautionary Tale No. 34 View
Coil Cracks Cautionary Tale No. 35 View
Cleanness Cautionary Tale No. 36 View
The Shape of a Fracture in Compression Springs Cautionary Tale No. 37 View
The Lessons of History Cautionary Tale No. 38 View
Prestressing Cautionary Tale No. 39 View
Shot Peening Cautionary Tale No. 40 View
Speed of Testing Cautionary Tale No. 41 View
Some Quality Aspects of Suspension Springs Cautionary Tale No. 42 View
Resonance Cautionary Tale No. 44 View

Technically Speaking

Nonaxial Forces in Compression Springs Fall 2008 View
Carbon and Stainless Steel Spring Wires – Response to Stress Relief Heat Treatment Winter 2008 View
Prestressing Spring 2009 View
Hooke’s Law Summer 2009 View