12 October 2016
Investment in 3D Spring Shape Profiling Technology
Force Technology has invested in the latest 3D shape profiling equipment. This allows us to scan the shape of sample springs to generate 3D models and compare directly with theoretical design models. This information can also be fed into the automated coiling machines and the differences between the manufactured and ideal spring are automatically corrected.
The 3D design model can also be used to generate FEA stress analysis of the manufactured parts to compare with the computer generated spring. This can significantly improve the fatigue life of parts by reducing high stress areas resulting from the coiling operation.