Custom Garter Springs
Compression garter springs exert outward radial forces, while extension garter springs exert inward radial forces. The manufacturing process is not much different from the creation of regular coiled springs, with the addition of joining the ends together. Like most other springs, garter springs are typically manufactured with either carbon steel or stainless steel wire. A Garter Spring is either a helical Compression Spring (space between coils) or a helical Extension Spring (close wound coils) that is coiled in a length, with both ends connected to form a ring or circle. Garter Springs are most commonly manufactured with ends that have hooks that assemble together, or with one end tapered to screw into the other end. A Garter Spring that has space between coils is used in applications where a radial expansion (outwards) force is necessary, where as a Garter Spring that has close wound coils is used in applications where a radial contracting (inwards) force is required; this is mostly dependent on the application.
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