High Performance Alloys | High Stakes

High Performance Alloys | High Stakes High Performance Alloys are continuing to have a growing impact on industry, but every HPA offers something different and choosing the right one for your sector can be the difference between success and failure. Alloy Wire International’s Technical Director Andrew Du Plessis explores the subtle difference between each sector […]

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What Are High Performance Alloys?

What Are High Performance Alloys? Guest Author: Alloy Wire International Alloy Wire International’s Andrew Du Plessis explores the everchanging world of the High Performance Alloy and why industry’s pursuit for more demanding applications means picking the right material will become even more complex for manufacturers. High Performance Alloys (HPAs), often referred to as Superalloys, are

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The Signs Your Springs are About to Fail

The Signs Your Springs are About to Fail As the Metallurgical Analyst for the Institute of Spring Technology, I analyse corrosion-related spring failures on a daily basis. This article aims to help you understand the signs of corrosion, why it occurs, and prevention methods. Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal surface because of an

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Using Optimisation for Compression Springs in Spring Calculator Professional

Using Optimisation for Compression Springs in Spring Calculator Professional The optimisation module for compression springs is used to find particular objectives, like weight or length, based on your given parameters. This can be extremely useful if have to work to tight specifications or you want to find a specific value.You can click to play the

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Designing Your First Compression Spring in Spring Calculator Professional

Designing Your First Compression Spring in Spring Calculator Professional Start SCP and click to design a new Compression Spring.   Before doing anything else, check the units, design standard and tolerance standard that are selected. These default to Metric, EN 13906-1 and EN 15800. If you need to create your own units to match a drawing,

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Designing Your First Extension Spring in Spring Calculator Professional

Designing Your First Extension Spring in Spring Calculator Professional Start SCP and click to design a new Extension Spring.Start SCP and click to design a new Extension Spring.   Before doing anything else, check the units, design standard and tolerance standard that are selected. These default to Metric, EN 13906-2 and DIN 2097 (at the time

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Changing & Customising Units in Spring Calculator Professional

Changing & Customising Units in Spring Calculator Professional Spring Calculator Professional is setup with both metric and imperial units, to change these or customise your own, watch the video above or follow these steps:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOcCH4LTRGo To switch unit type Select ‘Options’ from the Tools menu Locate the Units tab from the open dialogue box

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New Standard Published, ISO 6931-1: “Stainless Steels for Springs. Wire”

As some of you might be aware, in September a new standard was published, ISO 6931-1: “Stainless Steels for Springs. Wire” replacing the existing standard, EN 10270-3: “Stainless spring steel wire”. As this is a widely used standard within the industry, I thought I would use this post to look at the differences in these

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Case Study: Safety Critical Spring Failure in the Aerospace Sector

Case Study: Safety Critical Spring Failure in the Aerospace Sector In the aerospace sector, like a lot of other industries, springs are everywhere. They’re in the seats and luggage bins of commercial planes, the control panels of jet fighters and in the antenna of satellites. Although there are hundreds of different spring shapes and designs

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