IST launches spring design app
Compression Spring Calculator is the first mobile app to be launched in Apple's App Store from the Institute of Spring Technology (IST). The app is a powerful yet easy to use tool to help design and validate compression springs, and was launched to great interest at the 2014 Springworld show in Chicago.
Compression Spring Calculator shares a number of features with IST's desktop Spring Calculator Professional and its online Spring Calculator software, including design and spring wire specifications from around the world and an extremely flexible way of defining your spring. The app supports both English/Imperial and Metric measurement units, and displays results of the calculated design in a clear and informative manner. Designs can be saved to the cloud and emailed as PDF files to customers or colleagues.
The app has been designed to run on iPad, and makes full use of the display area available to give full tabular details of the calculated spring design, including data for up to three operating positions. A drawing of the spring is dynamically created from the design, with dimensions, and a Load/length graph is also available. The App is also completely free of charge, and can be downloaded at www.springcalculatorapp.com.
The UK based Institute of Spring Technology is widely recognised as the industry's most authoritative and influential voice. IST is renowned as a unique centre of excellence for spring technology, enjoying an unrivalled pedigree and reputation stretching back many decades.
IST provides design, testing, consultancy, research and training services to the world-wide spring industry, as well as creating a range of spring design software widely regarded as the best in the world. It offers all companies involved in the spring industry supply chain a wide range of specialist technical services.
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