A high-impact two day course to learn about spring design, materials and failure no matter where you are. A great mix of theory, software and discussion.


Practical Spring Design online has been created for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of spring design and materials. It is a high-impact, two day, online event ideal for manufacturers, design engineers and end users and covers 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

The course is delivered by 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.

There will be lots of time for questions and answers with the tutors, and, you will be provided with:

  • Spring Calculator Professional software*

  • A certificate on completion

  • The course presentation

  • Recordings of each session

If you have any questions about please email


New 2021 Dates To Be Confirmed


To Be Confirmed


Language: English

You Will Need:

  • A Zoom account

  • A laptop, pc or tablet with a camera and microphone

  • Spring Calculator Professional software*

  • A PC with Windows 8 or higher to run Spring Calculator Professional

* If you do not already have or use Spring Calculator Professional we will provide you with a trial for the duration of the course only. You will need the compression, extension and torsion springs modules active - if you do not have one of these we will provide you with an extension for the duration of the course only.

** Login to the Members area to get your discount code. If you don't have a Members login you can email directly to get your discount code. Please ensure you enter your code at checkout as we are unable to offer refunds of the discount after the booking is complete.

"...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."


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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