How Springs Work in Your Car

We come into contact with springs far more in our everyday lives than you may realise. Springs are in everything and they help mechanical processes in every occupation. In a car, for example, there are numerous springs that work together with other mechanical systems to keep you safe and comfortable on the road.

In some cases, there will even be a number of different spring systems working together for greater comfort. Here, we explore how springs work in your car. Continue reading…

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The Use of Constant Force Springs in Space

Constant force springs are ideal for many uses and are especially useful where constant force is required. For any application which needs a smooth return and retrieve, counterbalance applications, tensioning and loading applications, constant force springs are a perfect choice. Industries which make use of the constant force spring include healthcare and automotive; however, the space industry also uses these specialist springs, mainly to work with the changes of force within the atmosphere. So, what exactly does this industry use constant force springs for and how does it benefit them?

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Technology Advancements of 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for engineering and technology. Every year brings new possibilities and innovations throughout many industries and, as we are coming to the end of this year, we at European Springs Ireland have compiled a list of the greatest technology advancements 2017 has seen. Continue reading…

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Nanoengineering Reduces Metal Fatigue

Metal fatigue is the weakening of a metal caused by loads that are applied repeatedly, causing both progressive and localised damage to the structural integrity of the metal. When above a certain threshold, microscopic cracks appear at stress concentrators, such as the metal’s surface or at grain interfaces. Cracks eventually become critical, causing a structure to fracture and collapse.

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How to Inspire Future Generations of Engineers?

Engineering is a critical component of the UK’s economy, providing both employment and innovative solution to global challenges. As a nation, the UK needs to invest in engineering and, of course, in the professionals that work in this field. One of the issues surrounding the industry is the skills gap, which is affecting its future. Continue reading…

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Engineering and Industry 4.0

The Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will introduce significant changes throughout industries worldwide. A swift response to these changes will have to be clearly seen in companies’ visions, with the identification of how to invest in advanced equipment and facilities throughout the business. This planned approach does not intend to change companies overnight but to adapt to the occurring changes within the sectors.

Digitalisation is the main focus in the Industry 4.0 with the customers being the driving force behind the streamlining of every process and product. Customised mass production for each individual product will include simulation and virtualisation technology with the safe testing of product mechanics.

Speeding up manufacturing processes will be possible through advanced robotics, which will ensure the well-functioning of companies.

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Engineer Your Future [Infographic]

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The Difference Between Compression and Tension Springs

Within the spring industry there is a vast variation of designs, shapes, sizes and applications. At European Springs Ireland, we offer a wide array of springs, including compression and tension springs, but what are their uses and what makes them different from each other? Continue reading…

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What’s the Difference Between Compression Springs and Die Springs?

It can be easy to confuse compression springs and die springs as they function in an extremely similar way. However, in actual fact the two springs differ in many ways, but just what are the factors that set them apart?

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Spring Clips for Fourth Generation of Dodge Ram Brake

Manufactured with what is perhaps one of the most trouble-free brake systems, the fourth generation of Dodge Ram brakes come in both heavy-duty and light-duty packages. The heavy-duty package for 2500 and 3500 models utilise floating dual piston callipers in the front and in the rear. On the other hand, the light-duty package for 1500 model utilises floating dual piston callipers in the front and single piston floating callipers in the rear.

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