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Spring Calculator Professional – Made by Professionals.

An integral part of what The Institute of Spring Technology does is to support the design, production, consultation and accreditation process within the Spring Industry. To assist this IST  have developed a software, Spring Calculator Professional (or SCP for short), that facilitates the creation of even the most challenging spring designs, making it easy and trouble free. This design software...

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Company Profile – Institute of Spring Technology.

Institute of Spring Technology is recognised as the industry’s most authoritative and influential voice for spring design, manufacturing, testing and failure analysis. IST is renowned as a unique centre of excellence for spring technology, enjoying an unrivalled pedigree and reputation stretching back many decades. With its international reputation for metallurgy and steel-making, it only seems...

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Institue of Spring Technology “the home of everything spring”.

Design, planning and manufacturing professionals must make careful decisions about who they select to support their business processes. Here at the Institute of Spring Technology we fully understand this and pride ourselves on our broad spectrum of capabilities to support the spring industry. There’s sometimes a misconception that we are just a trade and members association, when actually, the...

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IST are at the Industrial Valve Summit – Bergamo Italy 22nd – 23rd May 2019

The Institute of Spring Technology will be in attendance to the IVS Industrial Valve Summit on the 22nd & 23rd May 2019. The IVS Summit is set up to bring together all decision makers involved in valve technologies and flow control solutions. IST offers unique, ISO 17025 accredited facilities for determining the fitness for purpose of springs by offering testing services for each stage of...

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Lee Spring support the latest in saturation diving safety with custom valve springs for JFD Ltd high performance COBRA system

When JFD Ltd – global marine diving specialist equipment manufacturers were developing their COBRA saturation diving system, to provide a massive step change improvement in safety and performance, they needed a valve spring supplier with a matching ethos and dedication. The COBRA system pushes bailout duration from 30 mins at 100m to a dramatically improved 45 mins – 15 more minutes of emergency...

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The Institute of Spring Technology Golf Day 12th June 2019

The Institute of Spring Technology are holding their annual golf day on the 12th July at Oxley Park Golf Club in Wolverhampton. We welcome you to take the opportunity to meet with fellow IST members and also spring industry and supply chain contacts whilst enjoying a round of golf in a relaxed environment where you can enter as a team of 2 or 4 players Upon arrival you will receive a warm...

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Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

The failure of components can have serious consequences and can cause safety concerns and unnecessary costs associated with downtime. Understanding why components fail and knowing how to put clear design processes in place can minimise the risk of this happening. The Institute of Spring Technology is recognised as the industry’s most authoritative and influential voice and is renowned as a...

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William Hughes uses testing to guarantee components meet endurance requirements

William Hughes has increased its component endurance testing capabilities with the acquisition of two new compression spring fatigue testing machines from Italian test equipment specialist Micro Studio. With the investment in these new machines William Hughes can test fatigue on compression, tension and some torsion springs. There are also facilities for endurance testing of torsion bars and...

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AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts

Major new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a UK manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history. Alloy Wire International (AWI), which supplies more than 60 different ‘High Performance’ alloys, has seen sales increase by £3m since 2016 and puts the sustained expansion down to its ability to offer 3-week lead times...

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Lee Spring – constant force – constant load

Constant force springs from Lee Spring ex-stock or custom, are a complete spring package offering constant force over the useable range. They are therefore ideal for applications where a constant load is required. Some of the many applications of constant force springs are in counterbalances, door closers, cable retractors, hose retrievers, tool head returns, cabinet & furniture components,...

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