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IST Golf day 2018

Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to meet fellow golfers within the spring industry and supply chain in a relaxed environment, IST had 59 golfers last year attending the event. We accept teams of 2 or 4 players and hopefully a lot of them! This year the event will take place at Walsall Golf Club, for more information on the course, please click here Walsall Golf Club, Broadway, Walsall,...

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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 many years of experience in the field. The user-friendly software allows designs to be evaluated and the impact of changes...

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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 – a manufacturer, user, designer - anyone who participates in the spring industry supply chain. By becoming a member of the IST...

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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 with performance data gathered over many years of testing in IST's unique spring laboratories, giving a wider range of fatigue...

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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 title at IST? Testing Services Technician What is your favourite band/ last gig you went to? Favourite band is too hard but a...

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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 manufacture. We can test all springtypes at our extensive static and fatigue test labs, covering a wide range of materials and sizes...

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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 hot seat.       What is your job title at IST? Accounts Administrator What is your favourite band/ last gig you...

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Announcing An Unmissable Line-Up For CabWire 2017

We’re pleased to have secured a whole host of leading names from industry, academia and research to speak at CabWire 2017. So be sure to book your place soon and get up-to-date with all the latest technical innovations and breakthroughs that are driving the future of the wire and cable industry. This year’s event will focus on current issues dramatically affecting the cable industry right now...

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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 propelled at the spring’s surface by means of air, or discharged by centrifugal force from an impeller wheel. When the shot...

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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”) outside diameter in compression and extension. Paul Batty, IST’s Testing Services Manager said, “This is a very significant...

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