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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

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Back to basics on extension springs
Extension springs – otherwise known as tension springs – are indispensable to many operations in vehicle applications and elsewhere, for example as returns on engine controls, also farm machinery, horse boxes, caravans, trampolines, garage doors, medical devices, toys, washing machines (more...)
How can manufacturers future proof against the pandemic?
The manufacturing industry, like all sectors, was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, from supply chains to the factory floor. Tim Parkinson, Airedale Springs’ chairman, believes that something has to change now, so that manufacturers can prevent a similar situation from happening again. He (more...)
Supply chain: the pressure’s on
Keith Kentish, group commercial director at TFC shares guidance for manufacturers on supply chain management, while the industry is under the microscope. The phrase “just in time supply chain” probably meant nothing to the average consumer before the coronavirus pandemic. However, (more...)
TFC
Custom Wire Forms, a standard custom offer by Lee Spring
Wire forms typically are parts made from wire that is bent to have specific angles and lengths. They are well known as simple, quick to install and low cost, often as permanent but easily removable devices. These simple wire forms are found in electrical equipment, vehicles of all types, machines (more...)
Spring calculator now covers non-standard springs
ack in August 2019 the Institute of Spring Technology (IST) released the completely re-written Spring Calculator Professional (SCP). Since the launch of SCP Version 2 the software team has been working hard to add all the spring types you know and love from the original version. And now, the biggest (more...)
Institute of Spring Technology
Springs for devices needing a light touch
The Lee Spring engineering team is aware there are many devices and equipment mechanisms that require a light touch – delicacy rather than power is the main requirement – coupled of course to consistent reliability and longevity in service with pressures in the single digit psi range. (more...)
Unusual applications for wave springs
It may come as a surprise that top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Stevie Wonder and Madonna have performed on stage and in the studio with wave springs. When examining potential uses for wave springs, aerospace, automotive and medical applications are usually the first that come to mind – not (more...)
TFC
Key spring considerations
Selecting the right spring for your project can be a challenge, as there are many factors to consider, from the dimensions of the spring to the environment in which it’s installed. After all, a spring has to improve the performance of a product in a cost-effective way and needs to have a long (more...)
Alloy choices for springs
When choosing a spring for your industrial application, one of the major considerations is the material, as this will determine the spring’s suitability for the environment it is working in. Choose the wrong one and you could be facing a costly redesign or repair job down the line. Justin (more...)
TFC
Living in the plastic age
The when and why of plastic springs is rarely a simple matter, made as they are from highly engineered composites and technically advanced new generation materials. Typical properties include operation at elevated temperatures, neutral magnetic characteristics, light weight, low thermal (more...)
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