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Mechanical Components Features

Three unusual applications of wave springs

It may come as a surprise that top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Stevie Wonder and Madonna have performed on stage and in the studio with wave springs. When examining potential uses for wave springs, aerospace, automotive and medical applications are usually the first that come to mind – not live music.

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Seven proven solutions to maximise spring cycle life

By putting in place the correct measures during the early stages of the design process, manufacturers can significantly reduce spring relaxing and enhance their efficiency – elongating the performance and cycle life of their springs.

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Wireform seat mats ensure passenger comfort on luxury off-road vehicle

Renowned for its off-road capabilities, the latest iteration of one of the world’s most iconic 4-wheel drive vehicles is the toughest and most luxurious to date. Those qualities extend to the interior of the vehicle as well, with drivers and passengers expecting the toughest and most luxurious seats. This has been assured with the help of William Hughes, who fabricates a key structural element of the seat frame.

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Bearing selection for extreme operating environments

Many engineers have at least a basic understanding of rotating bearing technology, and in some cases have become experts in the field as various projects have come and gone over the years. A few design engineers will have hands-on experience too but what happens when the talk – and the project – turns to specifying bearings that must survive in a constant 473°C for three hours, and then continue to perform faultlessly as the temperature plummets to -219°C for another three hours?

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