In torsion spring construction, the choice of material impacts its key properties, including elasticity, durability, and cost. While steel and stainless steel are traditional options, a growing interest in non-standard materials is prevalent due to their versatility. For example, the maritime industry often uses plastic springs to avoid corrosion. This article discusses non-traditional materials such as specific types of plastics, rubbers, and rare metals. The properties a material provides, like low-corrosion for plastic or higher tensile strength for rubber, should match the demands of your application.



Non Traditional Metals


Non-traditional materials for torsion springs broaden opportunities for inventive engineering designs. Rather than relying solely on typical metals, the introduction of materials such as rubbers, plastics, or unconventional metals encourages bespoke spring design. These materials can withstand demanding settings. Opting for non-traditional elements does not imply a compromise on quality or durability. Combining these materials into spring design promotes the performance of engineering products while keeping their reliability and lifespan.