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Spring Design Training Program

Compression / Extension  / Torsion Springs

As part of this fall’s 2020 CASMI SPRINGWORLD Event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, the Spring Manufacturers Institute will offer three separate spring design training classes: 

  • Compression springs

  • Extension springs

  • Torsion springs 

SMI’s newly designed comprehensive spring training courses combine classroom-taught content with practical hands-on use of SMI’s world-famous Advanced Spring Design 7 (ASD7) software.  


Courses will introduce basic level compression, extension, and torsion spring designs using SMI’s ASD7 spring design software. Each spring type will be taught in a separate 4-hour module. C ourses are organized as focused, real-world spring design training programs. 


For each spring type, students will learn:

  • The seven-step spring design process 
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Design theory

  • Design stress analysis – Allowed or advisable

  • How to input engineering design data into the ASD7 software
  • Important ASD7 tolerancing criteria 


Students will have the opportunity to seek opinions and clarification of any spring-related issues which they may have. 


Classes will benefit the student by increasing their spring design knowledge and their company by having an SMI-trained associate as part of their team. 


The training course instructor is Gary Van Buren, Technical Advisor at SMI. Gary has many years of experience in the spring industry and is a leading spring design expert.


Rick Gordon, SMI’s Technical Director, will facilitate the classes and Todd Piefer, ASD7 Software expert from UTS and SMI technical committee members will be on hand to answer any software and application questions.


The cost for an individual training module is:   $295 for SMI members, $425 for non-members. 


Price includes lunch, professionally bound course manual and course content, and SMI Certificate of Attendance.


Dates and times:

Compression Spring Design  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30 – 1:00 pm 
Extension Springs Design Thursday, October 8, 2020  8:30 – 1:00 pm 
Torsion Spring Design  Friday, October 9, 2020  8:30 – 1:00 pm 




Upon registration, students will be provided with an Advanced Spring Design 30-day license if they don’t already have the software. Students must provide their own laptop with installed ASD7 software. For more information, please contact Dina Sanchez at (630) 495-8588 or


Each course is limited to 20 registered students. Registration Deadline: September 25, 2020

Spring Manufacturers Institute, Inc.

2001 Midwest Road, Suite 106. | Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-1335 USA | Phone (630) 495-8588 | Fax (630) 495-8595