Custom Conical Springs

Featuring a distinctive cone shape, tapered springs are renowned for enhanced stability and energy return. Improve your application with tapered springs manufactured to your specifications by Custom Spring Manufacturing, a leading fabricator of tailor-made springs for demanding applications.

custom conical and tapered springs Conical and Tapered Springs Explained

A tapered or conical spring is a compression spring with a tapered body, which is characterized by a large outside diameter at one end and a small outside diameter at the opposing one. This unique design offers greater lateral stability than other spring types while resisting the tendency to collapse or buckle under heavy pressure. One of the main advantages of conical or tapered compression springs is that they require much less space than many other compression springs. The tapered shape and increasing (or decreasing) outer diameter allow conical compression springs to produce nearly constant spring rates and increased travel. They can be wound in either direction and the ends can be fabricated in virtually any configuration that meets your needs.

Also called a conical or cone spring, it provides a variety of performance advantages. All the following are reasons may want to consider using conical springs for your project:

  • Durable
  • Reduced Surging
  • Low Maintenance
  • Easy to Use
  • Exhibits a Telescoping Effect
  • Reduced Buckling and Bending
  • Has a Uniform Pitch
  • Optimal Energy Efficiency
  • High Rate of Energy Return
  • Reduced Height Compared to Straight Springs
  • Increased Stability Compared to Straight Springs
  • Slenderness Ratio Lowers as Spring Compresses


Conical compression springs provide a near-constant spring rate with a much lower height than regular springs, making them perfect for applications where space is a concern. This spring type is also prized for its energy efficiency. Tapered compression springs can be configured in various ways to suit your application, including hourglass shapes. Hourglass-shaped conical springs can be designed so that each coil is fully or partially inserted into an adjacent coil.

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Premier Provider Of Custom Tapered Compression Springs 

With years of experience developing high-quality spring products for demanding applications, Custom Spring Manufacturing can deliver tapered springs tailored to your requirements. We’re an ISO 9001:2015-certified facility with a comprehensive range of in-house design, engineering, fabrication, and value-added service capabilities.


When you need quality custom tapered compression springs, the Custom Spring team is here to help. With turnkey production capabilities, we can move an idea from concept to full-scale production quickly and effectively.

Common Conical Compression Spring Applications 

Tapered springs are often used to resist applied compressive forces or store energy in the push mode. In most cases, the large end of a conical compression spring is designed to work within a bore while its smaller end fits right over a rod.

Typical applications that can benefit from tapered spring inclusion include:

  • Electrical Contacts
  • Battery Contacts
  • Push Buttons
  • Garage Doors
  • Automobile Suspension Systems
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment
  • Appliances
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Incinerators
  • Firearms
  • Overhead and Bay Doors
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Stamping Presses
  • Compressors
  • Electronic Devices
  • Medical Equipment

Choose The Optimal Material For Your Operating Environment

When it comes to tapered compression spring performance, materials can make the difference between success and failure. We understand the unique properties of metal alloys used to make springs and are happy to help you select the best material for your application.

Our team works with a wide variety of basic alloys and exotic alloys such as carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium alloys including:

  • Music Wire
  • 302 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 17-7 PH Stainless Steel
  • Alloy MP35N
  • Hastelloy C-276
  • Inconel 600
  • Inconel X-750
  • Monel 400
  • Monel 500K
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Beta C
  • Titanium 6-4
  • Elgiloy
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Oil-Tempered Spring Wire, or OTMB
  • Oil-Tempered Chrome Silicon


Our Dedication To You 

At Custom Spring Manufacturing, customer satisfaction is paramount. Material is acquired from dependable sources, and compliance to applicable industry standards or customer requirements is verified before use. Precision measuring equipment is used to ensure conical springs fit, form, and function as intended. All orders are audited for accuracy before shipment.

This dedication to quality is why we’re the trusted supplier of custom tapered compression spring products to clients across many industries.

  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Nuclear
  • Marine
  • Solar & Wind
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Valve
  • Military
  • Agriculture

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For years, Custom Spring Manufacturing has been committed to providing exceptional service and support to our customers. Whatever your requirements, our team will work with you to design a cone spring to meet your goals. Our engineers can provide guidance on optimum dimensions, material selection, and surface finishing.

Please feel free to reach out to us for more information about custom conical & tapered compression springs and our services. Our team is happy to discuss your project in greater detail.

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