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Tapered Springs / Barrel Springs

Tapered springs, also known as conical springs, usually function as a type of compression spring that is tapered in shape. Due to their unique shape, they are considered more stable than similar springs like extension springs. MW Components produces a variety of tapered springs, including barrel springs and constant rate tapered springs, spanning multiple sizes and finish options. One of the key applications where barrel springs are used is antenna springs.

Barrel springs and other tapered springs can be used in a wide variety of applications, including general industrial, aerospace, automotive, medical, and many more. We have more than 125 different tapered spring variations, available in an assortment of finishes.

CAD files for stock and standard tapered springs are available for download in our online store.


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Tapered spring - Barrel Spring - Conical Spring

Tapered Springs / Barrel Springs Overview

Custom Manufacturing

Custom Barrel Springs, Tapered Springs, or Conical Springs

Our solutions approach is not limited to manufacturing. We also specialize in rapid prototyping and design assistance. Working with your team and preferred specifications, we will assist you in developing the best spring for your application.

Send us your specs or configure a spring.

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Custom spring components - Tapered springs

Barrel Spring Manufacturing

MW is a leader in spring manufacturing. No matter the application, industry, tolerances, or specialty process or finish needed—we are here for you. Review some of our capabilities below. Don’t see what you need? Contact us for a custom quote today!

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Our inventory is fully stocked and easily accessible ensuring fast shipping. We offer tapered springs produced from either standard or specialty materials that have high-temperature tolerance.


  • Stainless Steel
  • Music Wire (Spring Steel)
  • Phosphor Bronze


Our tapered springs and barrel springs can be manufactured with a selection of commonly requested or specialty finishes including rust-resistant finishes.


  • Brass
  • Chrome
  • Black Powder
  • Brushed Nickel

Direction of Helix (Wind)

We can configure your barrel springs in either a left or right wind configuration to suit your specific application.

Wind Directions

  • Left
  • Right


We can configure barrel springs with any of the below end configuration to suit your specific needs.

End Configurations

  • Closed and Squared
  • Closed and Ground
  • Open

Our Manufacturing Locations

Need a Large Order?

We can design and manufacture a component for your specific application in any quantity. For quantities over 1,000, please request a quote.

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