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The Role of Deflection and the Phenomenon of Work Hardening of Steel

Posted by Ted White on Feb 28, 2018 11:2AM

Understanding the Process of Deflection Using a Tin Foil

Consider a tin foil that you’d cover a roast with. When you first use that tin foil, it is supple and conforms to the container you are trying to wrap. However, as you unwrap the foil to slice off a piece of the meat and then try to re-wrap the container, the foil is a little less supple than before. The portion of the foil that hardens is the portion of the tin foil that is being used or “deflected” the most. Eventually after repeated use, the tin foil will actually become harder and harder until it rips or breaks.

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Topics: Steel Spring Manufacturing, Steel Spring

Classes of Spring Steel Used in Spring Manufacturing

Posted by Ted White on Mar 23, 2016 11:19AM

Understanding Material Classifications for Your Next Steel Spring Project

The spring industry, over the years, has divided the common spring materials into different classifications. Some of these classifications have somewhat confusing or misleading names, but are used as jargon within the industry nevertheless.

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Topics: Spring Steel, Steel Spring Materials, Steel Spring Manufacturing, Steel Spring