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Custom Spring Design Services

We help clients take new products to market faster by assisting with spring design and ensuring our products meet your exact requirements.

By working closely through the development stages we helped SpiralGrip realise their vision of creating an innovative desk edge cable holder.

“The guys at Airedale Springs couldn’t have been more helpful in developing SpiralGrip. They worked with us on the design, sourced special material from the Far East and were very much part of the team taking the product to market. Their approach should be a lesson to all British manufacturing businesses.”

Cliff Burgin, Managing Director of SpiralGrip Limited

This demonstrates how an idea and spring design developed at the machine can vastly reduce the timescale from concept to launch. At Airedale we have the capacity to offer this personal service and help clients bring ideas to life and on to market.

How We Design Our Springs

Our technical team use the latest computer software to help design compression, extension and torsion springs and uses innovative simulation software on our CNC machines to try out ideas and perfect the spring design at a fraction of the cost of setting up the machine.

Why Expert-Led Spring Design is Important

Design is critical when it comes to manufacturing springs. There are several elements to consider and several measurements that need to be absolutely spot on. Depending on its application, a bespoke spring’s design takes into account factors like type, load and movement, and the slightest change to one of these factors can affect its performance.

For instance, choosing a different material for a spring can change its capabilities, even if the dimensions haven’t been altered. Modifying the outer diameter of a spring will make a world of difference as well, even if this change is minimal – measurements have to be precise, and we can certainly help with that at Airedale Springs.

Other considerations to make when designing a spring include the free length of the spring, its solid height, the number of coils, the travel and load, how much force the spring can withstand, the spring ends and its inner diameter.

We work together with our clients to manufacture the products they require, so our experienced team can easily assist in the process of creating the perfect spring design for your project.

In addition to this, it’s important that you consider spring design before finishing the other components of your product. After all, some springs will not be safe or will be unable to perform the way you want them to if their design wasn’t taken into consideration from the start.

A spring design that has been carefully thought-out will produce springs that:

  • Have a long lifespan, as the environment where the spring will operate, as well as its material considerations, have been taken into account.
  • Are of the highest possible quality, as both the spring materials and the manufacturing process have been selected with care.
  • Are compatible with the product it will be placed in, since all dimensions have been measured with precision and accounted for.

Having the right design also means you won’t go over your budget. If a spring has not been designed properly, it won’t be reliable, and it may delay the launch of your product if it needs to be redone. It also increases your expenses, since you’d require another batch. By ensuring the correct spring design from the get-go, the springs will be functional and have the right dimensions, so there’s no need to fix anything or repeat the order.


Our ability to manufacture custom springs ensures we deliver the best springs to our customers. Not only do we use the highest quality materials, but we also use the latest equipment as well, which you can find on our “Why Choose Us?” page. Our machines allow us to manufacture products with a wire diameter of between 0.15mm and 10mm, so we can cater to a large number of specifications.

When it comes to our bespoke design, you can expect to receive the best customer experience as well. We provide a personal service in which you talk directly with the spring maker, and we also have a very skilled team at our disposal who can bring your vision to life.

Our deliveries are also reliable and same-day dispatches are possible. We have the ability to fulfil any quantity order too, even if you only require a single spring. With full traceability and competitive prices, we guarantee excellent products to all our customers.

You just need to give us the dimensions you require, a sample if you have one, a drawing, or even just an idea. We will work with you to manufacture the perfect custom spring. Rest assured that quality is at the forefront of everything we do at Airedale Springs, as proven by our BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Another great thing about the fact that custom spring design allows us to meet your specific requirements is that we can produce springs for a range of sectors. We’ve worked with a variety of industries in the past and continue to provide bespoke work for many more. From creating springs for the electronics sector to providing products for the transportation industry, as showcased by our work with Brompton Bicycles, we can do it all.

We’re UK leading spring manufacturers with the ability to manufacture a whole host of springs for your project, including custom ones. If you’re unsure about the exact product you need, or you’d like to learn more about our bespoke services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can be reached on 01535 643456 or by email on as well.

Frequently Asked Spring Design Questions

  • What factors are crucial in designing a spring?

  • Designing a spring involves careful consideration of several factors. Material selection is paramount, taking into account tensile strength, shearing stress response, and corrosion resistance requirements.

  • How do physical constraints impact spring design?

  • The physical space available for the spring, the load it must support, and the required compression or extension speed all influence the design process.

  • Do spring designers use specific formulas and guidelines?

  • Yes, most spring designs follow established formulas and principles of physics to ensure the spring meets both client requirements and performance standards. General guidelines are followed initially, with more precise procedures to refine the design.

  • How is technology used in spring design?

  • Advanced computer technology is employed to simulate the spring’s behaviour. This cost-effective method allows for testing and refinement of the design, minimising the need for costly prototypes.

  • How does customer collaboration play a role in spring design at Airedale Springs?

  • Our design process places significant emphasis on customer collaboration. By working closely with clients, we ensure that the spring design is right the first time, reducing the need for costly and time-consuming modifications.

  • Does Airedale Springs accommodate both large-scale and small batch orders?

  • Yes, whether you need a large order, a small batch, or even a one-off spring, Airedale Springs offers expert advice and top-quality design services to meet your specific needs.