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Wave springs: Answering your FAQs

03 May 2022

Here, Rotor Clip answers some of the frequently asked questions design engineers have about wave springs.

Q: How can I benefit from using wave springs in place of coil springs

A: Wave springs are beneficial as an alternative to coil springs. Any application that uses a coil spring can also use a wave spring, with added engineering advantages. They use minimal axial space compared with coil springs, but have the same force, whereas the coil spring would require twice the working height. Wave springs provide a more consistent force due to their deflection curves having a wider and flatter linear force region. The characteristics of wave springs are easily adjustable, as well as their dimensions during running series – without any tooling modifications. There is no tooling cost for custom designs and the wave springs can also provide lower spring rates. 

Q: What types of wave springs are available?

Read the full article in the May issue of DPA

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