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Compression Springs

Compression springs are open-wound helical springs that exert a force when compressed. They are used to push back on an applied force or load in order to return to its original position. Compression springs tend to be the most commonly used and most economical of spring types.

Compression Spring Designer & Manufacturer

Leeming & Peel are a leading spring manufacturer and designer producing a variety of different shapes of compression springs including standard cylindrical, conical, hourglass and barrel. Depending on the application, compression springs can work inside a hole, over a rod/pin or be free standing. These can all be finished with ends either un-ground or ground flat. We also produce lengths of compression springs ready to be cut to the required length.

Compression Spring Dimensions

When ordering a compression spring, it is very useful to provide any details you have to hand. The main dimensions needed are:

  • Wire Diameter
  • Free Length
  • Outside or inside Diameter
  • Coils
  • End Type
  • Load (If Known)

It is also important to advise us of any closely related working parts, such as:

  • If the spring works inside a hole
  • If the spring works over a shaft

Wide Range Of Materials

Compression springs can be manufactured from of a variety of wire materials including carbon spring steel, stainless spring steel and alloys. Based in the heart of Yorkshire, we pride ourselves in excellent customer service and exceptional delivery times on a variety of compression springs. Our aim is to produce the perfect spring for your required application in the fastest time possible whilst maintaining the quality standards expected.


In this video you can see our state-of-the-art precision CNC auto coiler in action manufacturing a conical spring. The CNC machine has been programmed to ensure every spring is the exact same specification as the previous one.

The spring featured in the video is made from 0.91mm 302S26 Stainless Steel. The small ID is 5mm coiling 3 coils up to a large OD of 11mm giving a total length of 8mm. Conical Springs are ideal when space is limited as each coil compresses to sit inside each other resulting in a completely flat spring.

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