- May 7, 2003
What’s all this talk about springs wearing out? Don’t most spring steels have an infinite endurance limit? With that said if the internal stresses of the spring are below the yield (and they should be) strength of the material used they should not take a permanent set. If you fully compress a spring and leave it that way, or cycle it for 10 years is should still return to its original length? Not so? What am I missing here?