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Compression Spring Manufacturers

Our Capabilities

Airedale Springs has been manufacturing compression springs for over 75 years. Our extensive experience contributes to us being one of the leading compression spring manufacturers in the UK.

We have a wide portfolio of market-leading CNC coiling machines from manufacturers such as Wafios, Adtech, DKPM, and HTC.

When combined with laser measuring systems, our machining processes allow us to manufacture springs to high tolerances, assuring consistent quality.

Key Features & Specifications

  • Our compression springs can be manufactured in various shapes including cylindrical, conical, tapered, barrel, hourglass, or convex.
  • We manufacture bespoke compression springs for a variety of original equipment manufacturers with wire diameters ranging from 0.15mm to 8.00mm.
  • Our compression springs can be manufactured from a range of high-quality materials including carbon and stainless steels, titanium, aluminium, nickel and copper-based alloys (such as beryllium copper), and special high-carbon steels.
  • We offer several finishing options and spring-end forms, such as ground or unground ends.

Our experts can consult with you on your project to ensure your compression springs are the optimal design for your intended spring application.

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Industry Standards: Exceeding Expectations

Airedale Springs is committed to delivering compression springs that surpass industry benchmarks. Our springs are meticulously crafted to meet and exceed ISO 9001:2015 standards, reflecting our dedication to quality control and precision engineering.

This ensures that our compression springs consistently offer top-notch durability, resilience, and performance for a wide range of applications.

When you choose Airedale Springs, you choose quality that goes beyond industry norms.

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Customisation Options

At Airedale Springs, we understand that one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer an array of customisation options for our compression springs, ensuring that your specific requirements are met with precision and care. Our customisation options include:

  1. Materials
  2. Sizes
  3. Finishes
  4. Other Specifications

With Airedale Springs, your compression springs can be fine-tuned to meet your precise needs, ensuring they integrate seamlessly and perform flawlessly in your application

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It’s helpful to know where a spring is designed to fit and what the sizes of the hole and shaft are.

Please also let us know of any other important dimensions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which Industries do we manufacture compressions springs for?

  • Our compression springs are used in a variety of applications and industries, including:

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Medical
    • Industrial machinery
    • Consumer products
    • Electronics
    • Others

    Please get in touch to find out how we have helped others in your industry and to find out what we can do for you.

  • What are compressions springs?

  • A compression spring is an open-coil helical spring that offers resistance to a compressive force applied axially. They are the most common spring configuration and are one of the most efficient energy storage devices around.

    When you apply pressure to a compression spring, making it shorter, it pushes back against the load, trying to get back into its original length.

    These types of springs are found in several different industries, as well as everyday objects. Some of these include valves, railways, turbines, wheelchairs, engines, toys and electronics – their popularity is due to how versatile they are since compression springs can come in a range of different body sizes, diameters and pitches, depending on their application.

    From the paper industry to the offshore oil and gas sector, as well as the medical industry, these springs can be found everywhere. Other common uses for compression springs include shock absorbers in pacemakers and mobile phones.

  • What's the difference between compression and torsion springs?

  • Two of our most popular springs are compression and torsion. They can be used in a variety of applications and have their own distinctive features and benefits.

    Compression springs are open-coil helical springs that offer resistance when a force is applied axially. They are one of the most common types of springs, as well as the most efficient when it comes to storing energy. When pressure is applied to a compression spring, it becomes shorter and pushes back against the load, as it tries to regain its original length.

    Torsion springs are also a type of coiled spring. They are usually chosen when there’s a need for angular movement with the legs of the spring attached to other components. As those components rotate around the centre of the spring, it attempts to push them back to their original position. For a torsion spring to have a good design, it needs to be used in the direction that winds the coil.


  • How Are Compression Springs Designed?

  • We take spring design very seriously, as we aim to ensure that our springs are always of the highest possible quality. When it comes to designing compression springs, we need to consider several elements, such as the spring material, the spring wire diameter, the diameter of the spring itself, the length of the spring, the number of coils, the type of spring end (not closed, closed but not ground, or closed and ground), and direction of wind (left-hand or right-hand).

    As compression spring manufacturers, we understand that the design of a compression spring will depend on its intended function. We will determine parameters such as wire diameter, free length and spring rate on a case-by-case basis.

  • What Are the Materials Used in Compression Springs?

  • Springs are used in many different sectors, so they will have to withstand the conditions of the environment they’re placed in. For example, springs used in oil rigs need to not only be able to withstand normal wear and tear but also be resistant to corrosion. Springs need to be able to bend but not break and release stored energy when required, all of which will depend on several factors, including the materials used to manufacture the springs.

    At Airedale Springs, some of the materials we use include:

    • High carbon steels – Suitable for both lower and higher stress applications, due to their tensile strength.
    • Stainless steels – Ideal for environments where a high degree of corrosion and heat resistance is a concern.
    • Alloy steels – Chrome vanadium and chrome silicon are alloy steels ideal for chock loads, like engine valve springs.
    • Non-ferrous alloys – For applications where springs need to resist high temperatures and corrosion, as well as have great electrical conductivity, cold-drawn copper alloys are the best solution.
    • Hot temperature alloys – Materials such as nickel and chromium alloys are perfect for applications that require good resistance to corrosion at high temperatures.
  • How Many Cycles Do Compression Springs Last For?

  • While it’s impossible to say for sure how long the lifespan of a compression spring is, there are several factors that can contribute to a longer – or shorter – life cycle, since they impact the service life of the spring in one way or another. For example, it’s important to consider the environment where the spring will be placed in; the less corrosive or hot, the more a spring will last.

    Other factors include whether the spring will operate with an uneven load, the surface treatment of the spring, its compression speed, if there is any wear and tear as the spring touches other objects, and whether it’s a hot- or cold-wound spring.

  • Unsure About What Compression Spring You Need?

  • We have an array of clients who come to Airedale Springs with a specific purpose in mind; we strive to work within their requirements, working with them to determine the size and specifications that their needs necessitate.

    However, if you know the precise measurements and design of the springs you need, we will verify your design to optimise manufacture and work with you to meet your delivery requirements.

  • Want to Learn More About Our Compression Springs?

  • Having decades of experience in creating compression springs, tension springs, various wire forms, and an array of other spring types, we are equipped to achieve your desired result when it comes to product specifications.

    As specialist compression spring manufacturers, we operate state-of-the-art CNC equipment which can manufacture an extensive range of compression springs, with forces and finishes to meet the needs of our customers.

    If you would like to find out more about our design assistance, sampling process or the manufacture of the spring for you, please don’t hesitate to call our team on 01535 643 456.

  • What Types of Compression Springs Do You Manufacture?

  • Conical Compression Springs

    Also known as tapered springs, conical compression springs are manufactured by Airedale for a variety of customers in various industries.

    Under compression, the smaller coils in a conical spring fit inside the gradually increasing coil diameters of the coils further down the spring. This allows them to compress into a very flat shape.

    They are often used for battery connectors due to the increased stability of the spring coil shape.

    Cylindrical Compression Springs

    Airedale can manufacture your more typical cylindrical compression springs from wire diameters ranging from 0.15mm to 8.00m. Custom compression springs can have their ends ground, closed or open, depending on your requirements.

    UK-Leading Compression Spring Capabilities

    No matter what type or shape of compression spring you need, here at Airedale with our state-of-the-art CNC machines and 3D prototyping capabilities, we can manufacture the spring design you require.


“As a world renowned manufacturer of analogue scales, spring quality is paramount to our product quality. Due to the closure of our long term supplier, we had to change manufacturers and re-establish a trusted partnership. Airedale, had the skills and the manufacturing capability to allow us to do just that”.

Andrew - Reuben Heaton

Airedale Springs offer great customer service and excellent quality parts. They always respond in a timely and professional manner and are proactive even when things don’t go to plan, to ensure our production isn’t affected. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Andrew – Ebac Group

Airedale Springs is always responsive to any enquiries I have, they provide informative updates and understand who we are and what we are doing as a business. At anytime I make contact with them, they let me know they are in receipt of my enquiry and what the next step is, Airedale Springs, provides a professional service at all levels.

Sue – Recipharm

Always a pleasure to deal with Fran and the Airedale Sales Team, prompt, efficient and friendly customer service every time.

Alison – EWAC Ltd

The service we receive from Airedale Springs is second to none. We are supplied with various types of spring on a regular basis which are of a very high standard. We have never had any quality issues.

We receive excellent customer service to the point that Airedale Springs go that extra mile to ensure we are always made aware of lead times and any possible delays. I can’t thank the staff enough for their friendly, attentive service.

Janette – Medical Suppliers and Services International Limited

We have been a customer of Airedale Springs for over 20 years.

I have always had an excellent relationship with the sales team and the M.D. Sean Parkinson.

Airedale Springs has always given us 100% support on new customer business and has always kept us fully informed of any issues which might arise and could affect our orders. We have always had excellent delivery, quality performance.

Airedale Springs has always offered us quantity and price, options to achieve the most completive prices, and has manufactured products which they have held in stock against a committed purchase order giving us the most competitive costing, knowing that parts are available whenever we require them.

I would definitely recommend Airedale Springs as a key supplier to anyone.

Maurice – PSI Global Ltd

Airedale Springs is always helpful with very friendly manners. We have had an issue with springs, and Airedale Springs have done Debar Ltd a big favour in changing the production schedule, so we can get back on track with our customers. Great company. I would 100% recommend.

David – Debar Ltd