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Spring wire stress relieve

  1. Jan 15, 2009 #1
    Newbie here...I'm making small torsion springs from .009" O.D. spring-temper carbon steel wire also known a music wire from the supplier.
    I don't have the material in my hands yet so I don't know if it is coated. They will only be something like .045" I.D. x .060" long with two legs.

    My question is, do I need to stress relieve the springs...I don't see that this is critical for my application but would like some feed back.
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  3. Jan 16, 2009 #2


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    Usually after a heavy cold working to form something, a heat treat is performed to bring back some ductility.
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