By Tom Little, Sales and Engineering, on April 19th, 2021.
The Hot and the Cold of It
Over spring break this year, I was asked to write a blog post on spring design. I traveled by air south to Phoenix AZ. As I explored the surrounding area of the city, there was a shock to my system. What was the shock? My first few steps as I walked out of the airport. As the hot 80° air surrounded me, I looked at my watch in disbelief that it can be this warm at 10:00 pm.
This shock led me to thinking about the impact that hot and cold environments can have on a system. For instance, a spring’s performance can be significantly impacted by elevated temperatures.
The process of manufacturing springs does generate heat and in addition, there is heat applied to stress relief after the coiling process. Heat is a natural part of the manufacturing process, but it is important to know the impact and at what point temperatures can negatively impact a spring’s performance.
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We all know, it gets hot sometimes, but don’t let that get you overheated. Apex is here to help. Let’s connect!
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