IST’s Mission Statement is “to be the best and most successful spring trade association in the world”, central to this are the offerings of our Membership Services section. Membership of IST is open to any individual or organisation active within the spring industry – a manufacturer, user, designer – anyone who participates in the spring industry supply chain.

By becoming a member of the IST you’ll get free, unsurpassed technical support and advice, access to our online database of technical reports and papers and a range of other benefits, such as preferential rates from our nominated partners in fields such as law and corporate travel.

IST members can also take advantage of preferential rates for spring calculator software, annual subscriptions for our on-line calculators (for spring design and spring material selection), routine spring/non-spring testing and laboratory services, technical consultancy services, shot peening and ancillary equipment, specialist annual training courses, access to a range of technical publications and also advertising opportunities.

IST’s world-renowned training courses are designed to give participants a leading edge in spring technology in such fields as basic spring design and material selection, manufacturing techniques and technologies and spring failure analysis and prevention.  The three day courses are held two or three times in a year in our Sheffield offices, and are delivered by our technically qualified and highly experienced tutors, who have many years of industry experience to draw upon.

Each day includes refreshments throughout and a buffet lunch, and at the end of the course delegates receive a full comprehensive course manual and certificate of attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to look round IST’s facilities, interact with other companies within the spring industry and talk with our on-site staff.

The next course is scheduled to take place in February of next year, the dates are yet to be confirmed.

IST also delivers tailor-made courses designed to meet a customer’s specific training needs, these can be delivered at IST’s offices in Sheffield or they can be delivered onsite at your premises should you wish.

You can read more about membership here and training here.