When choosing springs for particular application, one or the important things to consider is the kind of spring wire or material that will be used to manufacture them. The type of wire used to make springs matters because it will affect the way the springs perform in your specific application due to its characteristics. Some of the characteristics you should consider when selecting spring wire material include strength, corrosion resistance and water resistance. The following are the most common spring wire materials and their unique characteristics.
Stainless steel – This wire is resistant to corrosion and has a low stress relaxation. It has good strength at moderate temperatures and is resistant to heat. However, this spring wire material cannot perform well in subzero applications. Stainless steel spring wire is commonly used to make extension springs. However, other kinds of spring wire are also used to make extension springs. Extension springs offer resistance to pulling and absorb energy. These springs stretch as a load is applied to them. Extension springs are used in trampolines, carburetors and farm machinery.
Understanding the wire spring wire materials available will enable you to choose a suitable spring material that can provide the best performance for the particular application you have in mind. The spring experts at Nevatia Steel and Alloys can assist you to choose the right spring wire material. They can advise you about the spring wire material that has the best characteristics depending on your project. Nevatia Steel is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel wires. Our wires range from 0.08 mm to 12.0 mm in diameter. They come in different grades for various applications.