Training | Institute of Spring Technology | England


We're taking our Practical Spring Design training course online.  We've adapted our highly regarded, classroom taught content to provide a high-impact two day online alternative so you can learn no matter where you are.


Practical Spring Design online has been created for all those in the spring industry looking to learn more about spring design. During the high-impact, two day, online event we will cover the following topics:

  • Basic and advanced compression spring design

  • Extension and torsion spring design

  • Design using Spring Calculator Professional software

  • Application specific material selection

  • Spring failure and prevention

This course comes highly recommended by all those who attend and we are delighted to now offer it online. There will be lots of time for questions and answers with the tutors, and, you will be provided with the full PowerPoint presentation as well as a trial version of the Spring Calculator Professional software for the duration of the course.

We recommend this course for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of spring design and materials and is ideal for manufacturers, design engineers and end users.

This is a high-intensity course over two days run by two exceptional tutors; Dr Richard Dignall, spring expert and Technical Director at the Institute of Spring Technology, and, Dr Conor McCaughey, materials expert, technical liaison and R&D manager.

Practical Spring Design Online will be conducted via Zoom, full instructions will be sent to each participant after sign-up and if you have any questions about this course please email


25th - 26th August 2020

9am to 4pm BST (UK Time)


Members: £250

Non-Members £325


Prices are per participant and exclude VAT

View the course syllabus

Content my differ from each course so please get in touch if you have any questions.

"...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."


BOOKING FORM: 25th - 26th August 2020

Please submit your details to book on to Practical Spring Design Online, 25th -26th August 2020.  Once you have submitted your details we will be in touch to confirm your place.



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.  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 enquiries 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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