Compression SpringsCompression springs are the most common spring configuration. Compression springs are used to resist applied compression forces to store energy in the push mode. Found in many applications such as automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods.
Torsion SpringTorsion springs are used to apply a torque or store rotational energy. Typically, they are mounted around a shaft or an arbor and must be supported at three or more points. Torsion springs are used in products such as window shades, clothespins, counterbalance mechanisms, ratchets, and various types of machine components.
A four-slide, also known as a multislide, or four-way, is a metalworking machine tool used in the high-volume manufacture of small stamped components from bar or wire stock. The press is most simply described as a horizontal stamping press that uses cams to control tools. The machine is used for progressive or transfer stamping operations.