Our high-performance spring steels are used in applications requiring parts capable of reliably absorbing and re-exerting force. A good example of such applications are the spring diaphragms found in automobiles or the retractor springs in seat belt systems, which are tempered and re-rolled.
The elasticity of the spring steel plays an important role in the functionality of these dynamically highly loaded parts. It determines how much force the material is able to absorb without being permanently deformed. The yield strength represents the maximum force which the material can absorb and subsequently release while still returning to its original shape.