Spring Steel

High Strength Steel that Always Bounces Back

Expert Spring Steel Prototyping

Spring steel is a low alloy steel with a very high strength. This allows objects made of spring steel to return to their original shape despite significant bending or twisting. When the spring steel is in it’s annealed state is has a very soft temper. It is very formable and malleable.

It is important to note that the parts have no spring-like properties until heat treating is completed. In addition to heat treating, spring steel requires plating operations for a finished part.

Alloy

Temper

Cost

Bend/Form

Comments

1050

Annealed

$$

Excellent

Needs HT & finishing

1075

Annealed

$$

Excellent

Needs HT & finishing

1095

Annealed

$$

Excellent

Needs HT & finishing

1095

Blue Tempered Rc 40-50

$$$$

Poor

Good for flat springs