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Lee Spring emphasises importance of high quality spring materials

20 March 2013

Many products rely on the strength and durability of springs and selection is important in order to avoid premature spring failure.

“It is important to select the right type of spring to suit application-specific requirements, such as a heavy-duty die spring for heavy load applications, or a compact wave spring for an application where space is critical.” says Chris Petts, Managing Director of Lee Spring. “But the most important thing to consider is the quality of the spring and the materials used to produce it.”

While it is working, a spring may seem like a minor component within the larger product, but if spring failure occurs there could be major consequences. Spring failure in the pedal of a moving car, for example, or in medical apparatus that is supporting a patient, could become life threatening.

Premature spring failure could be caused by a number of things including the use of poor quality materials to manufacture the spring, poor design or manufacturing technique, or by corrosion of materials, perhaps if the wrong materials or low quality materials have been used.
To ensure maximum performance for customers, ISO 9001 Registered Company, Lee Spring, only supplies springs and fasteners manufactured with ISO quality standard spring materials and all design and manufacturing tolerances adhere to British and International standards. The company has over 90 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying spring products.

“We supply springs and fasteners to the medical, aerospace and automotive sectors, which demand high quality and durability” says Chris Petts. “These sectors require various equipment that must all meet legal quality standards in order to minimise risk to safety and health and we apply these standards to all our products.”

Lee Spring products are all manufactured to meet military, aerospace and/or equivalent British and DIN Standards. 

“For our customers’ peace of mind, batch traceability is standard practice for all orders, no matter what the quantity, from raw material receipt right through to finished product despatch” says Chris. “This visibility to our customers demonstrates our quality standards.”

Lee Spring’s range of over 19,000 stock springs have been carefully selected to reflect the most commonly used sizes but the company also offes a world class custom spring design and manufacturing service for specialist applications.

From repairs to development Lee Spring offers a comprehensive spring service, including small prototype batches or large production quantities. Whether it is 10 or 10 million springs, each order receives the same professional, quality service.


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