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What is Spring Calculator Professional?

Used by spring manufacturers, design engineers and end users worldwide, Spring Calculator Professional (SCP) assists in the design and validation of a wide range of spring types. It makes use of a comprehensive database of materials and design standards that draw upon...

IST’s Spring Design Software

IST produces Spring Design software that is widely recognised as the best in the world, and the latest version of our Spring Calculator Professional program is supported by an extensive materials database. A vast range of wire and strip materials is included, together...

Benefit From IST’s Independent Testing Services

The independent, ISO 17025 accredited facilities at IST's head office in Sheffield have been designed especially to determine the fitness for purpose of springs. Our testing services offer analysis for each stage of the production value chain – material, design and...

BLOG: IST’s Higher Capacity Spring Tester

At IST we have recently expanded our range of testing equipment and commissioned a new, higher capacity spring tester. Best suited for the oil & gas, and rail industries the new machine has a 100kN capacity and thoroughly tests springs up to 800mm and 400mm (16”)...

IST Golf Day Results

Once again the spring industry came together for the annual IST Golf event, this year we celebrated the event's 20th anniversary. The event took place at the fantastic Walmley Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield and saw 59 golfers on the tee! It was the biggest IST golf...

IST Member News

80 Years of Advanex

IST would like to congratulate Advanex on their 80th year of precision engineering excellence. Originally started in 1937, Advanex (formerly GE Haywood Spring Manufacturer) began producing valves for domestic, textile markets. Since then, the business has had various...

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Membership and Training at IST

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 –...

Staff Spotlight: Adam Burgess

Each edition we will be putting a member of the IST team through their paces and asking them a variety of questions, not all business related to try and attempt to get to know them a little better. So Adam, its over to you… your turn in the hot seat. What is your job...

Staff Spotlight: Jade Welch

Staff Spotlight: Jade Welch Each edition we will be putting a member of the IST team through their paces and asking them a variety of questions, not all business related to try and attempt to get to know them a little better. So Jade, its over to you… your turn in the...

What is Shot Peening?

What is Shot Peening?  Shot peening is a spring-life changing process that consists of cold working the surface of a spring by the impact of spherical particles - known as a shot. This shot can take the form of tiny glass particles, small ball bearings or sand. It is...