01294 279396

Flat Section

We manufacture a wide range of flat section parts. Requirements are
mainly in stainless steel and spring steel to applicable standard specifications.
Supply us with a drawing or enter the appropriate details on our contact
form and we will be happy to provide you with a quotation.

How they work

A flat spring design consists of a metal strip that stores and releases energy when there is a load application. It is a metal stamping that when bent or twisted, exerts a return force. Different configurations can be used on a flat design to cater to varying applications. Flat coil springs and leaf springs are the two most common ones. Leaf springs are very popular in the automotive industry. They work to provide stability and also reduce the level of wear and tear in car components. Flat wire compression springs are also suitable for automotive applications. They have the ability to absorb shock and provide tension when wound into a specific configuration.

Flat section springs common uses

Flat section springs are commonly used as electrical contacts – as spacers or grounds. During post-production, manufacturers add coatings to enhance corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity. By combining a flat coil spring with a counterweight, it can be utilised to regulate the action of valves, making it suitable for vehicle exhaust systems. Flat wire compression springs are present in seats to provide the necessary support. Leaf springs are ideal for oil and gas centralisation systems. There is a broad range of materials used to manufacture flat springs to meet intended applications. The shape and size variations are unlimited, and there are different choices for finishes.

Wire Size
0.025mm (.005”) upwards.
Spring steel, stainless steel, silicon-chrome, high carbon, beryllium-copper, inconnel, galvanised wire, mild steel, phosphor bronze, brass.
There is a limitless variety of wire shapes from simple shapes such as hooks to complex three-dimensional forms.
Zinc/colour passivates, black zinc nickel, electroless nickel, black oxidise, copper plating, tin, chrome acid passivate, colour dyeing, silver.
A drawing or sample will be required in order to provide you with a quotation. Drawings can be sent by fax, post or by email to

Contact Us

I understand I may manage my preferences or opt-out of communication by emailing or in writing to Irvine Spring Company Ltd.
Back to top