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Introduction Disclaimer, preface, description of the main types of springs
Design General principles, mathematics, design limitations, buying design
Materials Types of wire and their attributes, buying wire
Safety General safety, wire handling, opening and closing coils, coiling safety, wire storage
Equipment Winding machines, drills, hand winders, lathes, grinding equipment, finishing equipment, ovens, passivating equipment, hand tools, testing equipment, tooling stock
Tooling Pickup pins, wire guides, looping plates and rods, layover plates, bending pipes, bending jigs, passivating baskets, grinding stages
Setup First coils, drill setup, hand winder setup, lathe setup, left-handed springs, coiling without a lead screw
Torsion springs Wire length, first trial spring, torsion spring ends, extended hooks
Extension springs Wire length, first trial spring, loops, hooks, swivel hooks
Compression springs Wire length, first trial spring, grinding the ends, squareness, free length adjustments, setting solid, heat setting
Clock springs Clock and power springs, flat springs
Finishing Tweaking dimensions, stress relief, passivation, plating
Other types of springs Buckling columns, nested compression springs, conical compression springs, variable-pitch springs, snap-rings, double-torsion springs, wire forms, bedsprings, limited-travel extension springs, braided wire springs, heavy wire, light wire, square and flat wire, tubular stock, leaf springs, Belleville washers
Spring shops Organization, product costing and pricing, careers
Glossary Definitions of spring-related words, detailed diagrams of the major types of springs and their parts

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