Compression Springs

  • .007 to .625 Inches In Spring Wire Diameter
  • Up to 2.0 Inches Bar Stock
  • Round, Rectangular, Square & Special-Section Wire
  • Standard & Custom Compression Spring Body Shapes

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Spring Manufacturing Specifications

While we have listed some of the most common sizes, materials and manufacturing specifications, Newcomb Spring provides completely customized production of all springs and metal forms.

  • Large Volume Orders, Short Runs & Prototypes – formed, assembled and packaged to meet your requirements.
  • Proprietary Camera Gauge for Superior Quality – photographs and verifies each part, automatically adjusting production without shutdown.
  • Kando Tech Centers – in all 8 manufacturing facilities you can work with our team and equipment to optimize designs and lower costs.
  • Engineering Support – our team can provide expert design assistance on any order, or view our online spring design resources.

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Shapes & Sizes

  • .007 to .625 inches in wire diameter
  • Up to 2.0 Inches Bar Stock
  • Round Wire
  • Square Wire
  • Rectangular Wire
  • Special Section Wire

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Body Types

  • Open-coiled compression springs
  • Helical shaped compression springs
  • Compression springs usually coiled with a constant diameter, though they can be produced with variable diameters and in hourglass, cone and barrel shapes.

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Common Compression Spring Materials

  • Spring Steel
  • High Carbon Steel
  • Low Carbon Steel
  • Nickel Plated Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Alloys
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Elgiloy®
  • Hastelloy®
  • and More

Design Of Compression Springs

Many issues related to the design of compression springs should be considered, as these relate directly to the spring's performance. Compression spring manufacturing tolerance requirements, squareness of ends, deflection and the slenderness ratio often are overlooked in the design process. Newcomb's sales and engineering staff will gladly review your compression spring specifications. We can offer design assistance and recommend the best options to control costs and make sure the spring functions to fit your needs.

Compression Spring Grinding

Compression spring ends often are ground to increase operational life and to allow the spring to sit squarely on the load-bearing surface. Grinding of compression springs also increases the number of active coils and the wire diameter available in a given volume of space, which can result in higher loads or lower stresses. As a modern compression springs manufacturer, our facilities operate with a wide variety of equipment - from hand-operated grinding tools to automatic, high-speed vertical spindle disc grinders.

Compression Spring Diagrams

Compression Spring Closed Not Ground

Compression Spring with Closed Ends, Not Ground, Left-Hand Helix

Compression Spring Closed Ground

Compression Spring with Closed & Ground Ends, Right-Hand Helix

Compression Spring Closed Not Ground

Compression Spring with Open Ends, Not Ground, Right-Hand Helix

Compression Spring Closed Ground

Compression Spring with Open & Ground Ends, Left-Hand Helix

Compression Spring Length
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Compression Spring Formulas For Dimension Characteristics
Spring Characteristic Open Open & Ground Closed Closed & Ground
Pitch (p) L - d
L - 3d
L - 2d
Solid Height (H) d(N1 + 1) d x N1 d(N1 + 1) d x N1
Total Coils (N1) na na + 1 na + 2 na + 2
Free Length (L) (p x na) + d p x na (p x na) + 3d (p x na) + 2d
d = Diameter of Round Wire (in. or mm.)
L = Free Length     N1 = Number of Coils
Na = Number of Active Coils
p = Pitch

Below are just a small selection of the compression spring shapes we have produced, including:

  • Anti-Vibration Spring
  • Auger Spring
  • Barrel Shaped Compression Spring
  • Ends Closed & Ground
  • Ends Closed & Not Ground
  • Ends Open & Not Ground
  • Ends Open & Ground
  • Compression Spring with Tapered Ends
  • Concave Compression Spring
  • Conical Compression Spring
  • Constant Coil Compression Spring
  • Die Spring
  • Handle Spring
  • Hose Guard Spring
  • Hourglass Shaped Compression Spring
  • Hourglass Shaped Compression Spring with Straight Leg
  • Magazine Spring
  • Valve Spring
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Compression Spring Manufacturer Gallery

As a custom compression spring manufacturer, Newcomb Spring can produce a wide variety of compression spring shapes, sizes and designs. Using material sizes from .007 to .625 inches in spring wire diameter, and up to 2.0 inches bar stock, all Newcomb compression springs are precision manufactured to meet even the strictest order requirements. With over a century of spring design and manufacturing experience we can provide design assistance on your compression spring order, helping lower production costs and review your part's fit and function.