Steinbeis Transfer Center Spring Technology


  • Development and consulting in the field of technical springs from the raw material to calculation, production, testing and use by the end customer.
  • Tribological tests on springs and assemblies
  • Strength testing on components and assemblies
  • Applied research
  • Training and further education on spring-specific topics

Key Areas

  • Spring calculations
    • Consulting on the design and use of springs (static and dynamic)
    • Execution of analytical as well as finite element calculations
    • Development of spring calculation software
  • Spring production
    • Development of technical process and machine-based Solutions
    • Optimization of spring production with its individual steps such as forming (e.g. coiling), heat treatment, shot peening, pre-setting
  • Spring measuring and testing
    • Determination of spring characteristic, transverse forces, line of action of forces
    • Oscillation testing (natural frequencies, strain gauge measurement technology)
    • Load cycle test (time and fatigue strength)
    • Geometry measurement (optical)
    • Development of measurement methods and measuring equipment
    • High-speed video recordings
  • Spring materials
    • Evaluation of materials with regard to suitability for the manufacture and function of springs
    • Determination of material parameters (tensile, compression, bending and torsion tests, hardness determination)
  • Spring lab
    • Equipment for spring manufacturing
    • Equipment for spring testing
    • Equipment for material testing
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Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 12, D-98684 Ilmenau
Phone: +49 3677 46918-0
Fax: +49 3677 46918-8
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Kletzin
(Stand: 10/27/2022)

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