Springs History

Like most other basic mechanisms, metal springs have long existed in the Bronze Age. Even for metal, wood is used as a structural component for flexible bows and military catapults. 

In the Renaissance, precision clocks made precision springs inevitable for the first time. The fourteenth century saw the development of precise clocks for revolutionary celestial navigation.

The world's exploration and conquest of European colonial powers continued to provide power to watchmakers "science and art". Another area of firearms, promoting the development of springs. When the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century came, large, accurate, and inexpensive springs were proposed. In view of the fact that watchmakers' springs are often made by hand, the mass-produced springs are made of piano steel wire or similar materials. Advanced manufacturing methods make the springs ubiquitous. 

Computer control lines and sheet metal bending machines allow custom springs This is obviously a special machine. The spring is just an accumulator, it has the function of storing energy, but it cannot release the energy slowly. To achieve the function of slow release, it should rely on "spring + large transmission It is more common in mechanical watches. 


Springs have been used a long time ago. Ancient bows and crossbows are two types of springs in a broad sense. Strictly speaking, the inventor of the spring should be the British scientist Robert Hooke. Although helical compression springs have appeared and are widely used at that time, Hooke put forward "Hooker's law"-the elongation of the spring is proportional to the magnitude of the force it receives. It is based on this principle that in 1776, Spring balances using spiral compression springs came out. Soon, the springs made specifically for clocks and watches based on this principle were also invented by Hooke himself. The springs that comply with "Hooker's law" are springs in the true sense. 

Disc springs It was invented by the French Belleville. It is a washer spring with a truncated cone section made of sheet metal or forged blanks. After the emergence of modern industry, in addition to disc springs, gas springs, rubber springs, and vortex springs appeared. Coil springs, die springs, stainless steel springs, air springs, memory alloy springs and other new springs.

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