Taking the opportunity to interact with engineers at Southern Manufacturing on Stand P42 from 15th-16th February, Lee Spring will highlight new metric product lines which bring the total stock range to around 19,000 spring product types.

“The world increasingly speaks one measurement language and that is metric,” comments Chris Petts, Managing Director. “Although our current catalogue and website displays our designs in both inch and metric, customers increasingly request more ‘hard’ metric designs and submit prints only in metric.” The two new Metric lines feature over 350 Metric REDUX™ Wave Spring designs in 17-7 Stainless Steel and over 750 Metric Torsion Springs, in a choice of either zinc plated music wire or passivated 302/304 stainless steel. Lee Spring has expanded the existing Metric Compression and Extension offering with designs that meet the physical parameters of the European Compression Standard (DIN 2098) and the European Extension Standard (DIN 2097). These additions are available in a choice of either zinc plated music wire or passivated 302/304 stainless steel, with the exception of compression wire sizes from .10 mm to .40 mm, which are only available in stainless.

Aside from the Metric v Inch debate, size is of concern to customers for other reasons. As assemblies continue to get smaller, so does the requirement for products that work within reduced spatial parameters. Wave Springs occupy 30-50% of the compressed height space of comparable round wire springs, offering equal deflection with the same load specifications. Belleville washers are designed to support high loads with relatively small deflections and solid heights.

For more information, the Lee Spring online catalogue, available at www.leespring.co.uk, features user friendly product search engines as well as ecommerce options. To order a complimentary printed catalogue, visit the website or call +44 (0)118 978 1800. Lee Spring also offers an expert custom design service for the production of Springs, Wire Forms, Washers, Stampings, Four Slide Parts and Assemblies in a variety of materials.

Customers can submit an RFQ (Request for Quote) to sales@leespring.co.uk, by fax to +44 (0)118 977 4832 or get engineering advice by calling +44 (0)118 978 1800.

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