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Torsion vs. Extension Springs

Posted on August 18, 2020 by IDC Spring

While it may seem garage doors work by magic, they require springs to do the hard work of moving them up and down. There are two different types of garage door springs — torsion and extension springs. Torsion springs are newer than the extension variety, and they have very different ways of functioning. Still, both…

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Choosing the Right Material Finish Type for Mechanical Springs

Posted on August 25, 2020 by IDC Spring

Many projects succeed or fail based on the quality of materials used in their execution. If you select a building block made from a subpar material, you can’t expect your project to turn out well. But when you choose something made from material recognized for its durability and strength, your project stands a better chance…

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3 Reasons Why Garage Door Torsion Spring Length Matters

Posted on August 13, 2020 by IDC Spring

If you encounter a broken garage door opener or notice that the cables on a garage door seem to be too worn for their age, the issue may not be mechanical. Instead, it could be a problem with the springs used in the door. When torsion springs are sized incorrectly, they can lead to safety…

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4 Unexpected Uses for Springs in the Agricultural Industry

Posted on August 5, 2020 by IDC Spring

The agricultural industry provides one of the most valuable services to our nation. It produces the food we eat, and while we don’t see evidence of that service most of the time, we take for granted that there will be fruits, vegetables and dairy products ready for consumption when we go to the store. The…

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What is a Conical Spring

Posted on May 8, 2020 by IDC Spring

IDC Spring produces many different types of springs, including high-quality compression springs. Not all compression springs are created equal. While standard compression springs are effective in a wide variety of applications, there are some situations where a different shape of compression spring is required. One of these is the conical spring design. A conical spring…

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