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13 (Mechanical) (OP)
28 Dec 00 9:16
would anybody know what kind of plastics in sheet/film form you would use for making springs?
Helpful Member!  plasticbob69 (Materials)
9 Jan 01 8:20
Acetal copolymer is a very good spring material. Please visit one of the big acetal makers' websites like Ticona or BASF or others.
koen (Materials)
16 Oct 01 14:41
It is also possible to use TFM material for springs, for more information You need to contact Dyneon in Germany (Kelsterbach)
insideman (Mechanical)
17 Oct 01 4:43
I agree that acetal is a good spring plastic.

But I want to add that plastic springs should be used with caution. Plastic is ok for springs that will be under load only briefly, as in a spring that snaps a switch from one position to the next. Long term loading should be avoided sinc ANY plastic will "relax" in time.


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