What manufacturing processes are used to make springs ( as opposed to regular wires ... ) , why are springs so relatively expensive?

2 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Springs are formed from materials with

    high yield strength, and often tempered.

    Once tempered the increased hardness

    causes embrittlement which prevents further


    Springs are normally formed from steel alloys

    which are malleable while annealed then hardened

    in finished form by prolonged heat treatment.

    Finished springs should not be exposed to high


    Both high yield strength and elastic modulus

    are the defining properties of springs.

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    springs and wires are different things.

    wires send electricity along them.

    springs also need to have a very specific density, in order to maintain their nstural shape, whereas wires need to be bendable snd keep their shape.

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