Material:Springs

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Springs exist in many shapes and can be made out of various materials, but the one most people would immediately think of are metal coil springs (DE: Schraubenfedern).

They are found in all kinds of mechanisms and can easily be salvaged for other projects before throwing away pens or gadgets with moving parts. Taking apart something big like a broken printer will yield well over ten springs that may still be useful to someone! We have a few springs on site, feel free to use some or add the ones that you have saved from the trash can yourself.

Coil Springs

Compression Springs

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Compression Springs

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Synonyms: DE: Druckfedern
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Contains: spring steel

Resist being squeezed together - found in most pens and the beds of 3D printers, for instance.

Tension Springs

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Tension Springs

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Synonyms: extension springs; DE: Zugfedern
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Contains: spring steel

Resist being pulled - found in lids that close themselves, for instance.

Torsion Springs

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Torsion Springs

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Synonyms: DE: Schenkelfedern
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Contains: spring steel

Resist being twisted - found in clothespins or lids that open automatically, for instance.