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Institute of Spring Technology

1 Henry St, Sheffield S3 7EQ

+44 (0)114 276 0771

© 2020 by IST




Our Practical Spring Design training course combines its highly regarded, classroom taught content with practical hands-on use of spring design software, to produce two days of high-impact, real-world spring design training. 

We offer the course to participants either at our facilities in Sheffield in the UK, or, for something a little more unique we can deliver in-house training to you anywhere in the world and tailor the course to suit your requirements.

"...I enjoyed your practical spring design course immensely.  While I’ve been working in the industry for a little while and learning, your course had a good overview of all the relevant aspects while filling in a large number of specific gaps.  It was every bit as technical as I had hoped and I would recommend it highly..."

"Excellently delivered by both tutors, enjoyed the tour of the facilities."

About our training course

The course will introduce basic and intermediate level spring design using IST’s world renown Spring Calculator Professional software, application specific material selection, and hints and tips to prevent spring failure. During the two days at IST’s Headquarters in Sheffield, delegates will have the opportunity to meet the IST’s highly experienced staff during lunch, and to seek opinions and clarification of any spring related issues which they may have. The training course tutor is Dr Richard Dignall, IST’s Technical Director, Spring Calculator Professional developer and a leading spring design expert.


Practical Spring Design 2 day training course 16th & 17th of June 2020.


Practical Spring Design 2 day training course September 2020 dates TBC.


Practical Spring Design 2 day training course December 2020 dates TBC.



Dr Richard Dignall

Dr Conor McCaughey



2 Days



Institute of Spring Technology, Henry Street, Sheffield S3 7EQ. UK


What's Included:

  • 170 page course manual

  • Writing materials

  • Lunch on both days

  • Refreshments

  • Tour of IST facilities

Price (per person):

Non-Members: £650 +VAT

Members: £500 +VAT


To find out what topics we cover in Practical Spring Design please view and download the course syllabus.  Some of the course content my differ from time to time so please get in touch if you have any questions.

For in-house training options please continue below.


Training at Your Premises

These courses are specially designed to meet your own company’s training needs / requirements. Our In-House courses can be constructed from any parts of the standard courses and our Tailor-Made courses can incorporate any, all or a mixture of the modules, as well as elements from your own product range and commercial needs.

Our training packages can be performed anywhere in the world: at your company site, at our offices in Sheffield or at a venue of your choice (i.e. Hotel, Conference Centre etc.). Delegates can be from your own company and / or from your customer base, or we can also cater for a regional needs. Previous attendees have included spring manufacturers, material suppliers and spring users alike – everyone within the spring industry can benefit from IST’s knowledge and expertise.



Courses are available from 1 delegate up to a maximum of 30 delegates. Each delegate will be provided with course manual as hard copy.


You can choose from a variety of training course elements ranging from Material Selection, Basic & Advanced Design, Manufacturing Technology, IST’s SCP Software and Failure & Prevention; we work with you to develop the manual during the preparation stage of the process.

There is the opportunity to discuss any enquires concerning the range of products and services IST offer with the course tutor and how these can help your business developments.

For overseas customers, we will supply a PDF copy of the manual for you to print off and bind yourselves for the training course, so there are no added extra cost of carriers and also to avoid any delay in delivery of course content, if required we will also supply the course content on a memory stick for each individual.

For a tailored price please contact

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