Materials & Testing

Side Load Measurements

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Introduction to non-axial load on compression springs and description of its components, this presentation will include an example of the effect of side load in usual springs’ applications. You will also learn about side load measuring technology and examples of different measuring conditions and other parameters related to side load.

Speaker:                     Daniele Lorenzato, MicroStudio

 

Failure Analysis     

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

How does a crack start? What are you seeing? Compression, extension vs torsion type springs. What caused it, or what can the cause be?

Speaker:                    Jason Sicotte, Associated Spring

 

Stress Relief Study

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Residual Stress Study conducted by SMI that looks at the effect of stress relieving temperature on tensile strength, residual stress and microhardness.

Speaker:                     Dan Sebastian, SMI

 

Spring Design 101

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

This presentation is designed to look at spring design fundamentals. The content for this presentation closely follows the outline of the SMI “Handbook of Spring Design,” a guide developed by the SMI technical committee for spring engineers and spring users in designing and specifying the most widely applied types of springs.

Speakers:                   SMI Technical Committee Members