Spread over 1 and a half days on the 18th & 19th of June 2020 SpringCon is a technical conference run by the Institute of Spring Technology (IST), if you work in the spring manufacturing industry this conference will provide an in-depth view of the global spring industry as it is today.  We'll be hearing from some of the largest organisations in the business on topics covering new technologies, software, wire trends as well as how Brexit is and will continues to effect manufacturing. On the second day of the conference we are holding a special breakfast Q&A with Dr. Richard Dignall and Dr. Conor McCaughey, we'll also be giving tours of our testing facilities with the latest innovations from Wafios.

This is the 4th biennial conference run by IST and has proved to be a hit with manufacturers, designers and end users alike. The conference provides many opportunities for professional networking opportunities throughout and a more informal and relaxed chance to talk business over a few drinks and a three-course dinner on Thursday evening for those that have booked to attend the dinner.


We have set out a brilliant line-up of breakout sessions throughout the day, we'll look at the latest from Spring Calculator Professional - ask anything you like from the software creators, get a taster of IST's Practical Spring Design Course and meet with our Testing Manager to discuss your broken springs.  We highly recommend pre-booking a slot for one of  these sessions to avoid disappointment on the day.


All early bird ticket are available until the 31st of January 2020.  Early bird tickets are on a first come first serve basis, we have a limited number so order early to avoid disappointment. 'All Access' tickets are Thursday only and do not include the drinks reception or dinner.


  • Welcome reception

  • Access to the main conference

  • All breakout sessions

  • Lunch and refreshments


  • Welcome reception

  • Access to the main conference

  • All breakout sessions

  • Lunch and refreshments

  • Private drinks reception

  • Evening meal

  • Q&A Breakfast with IST at their facilities

  • Tour of the testing labs

More About IST​


IST are recognised as the industry’s most authoritative and influential voice in the spring manufacturing industry – renowned as a unique centre of excellence for spring technology – enjoying an unrivaled pedigree and reputation stretching back many decades.

Our sole objective is helping you grow your business – combining expert knowledge and advice with a wealth of services, unsurpassed and unequaled on a global scale. We are the only members’ trade association you’ll ever need as we’re right at the heart of the global spring making industry, covering all aspects of research and development, training, problem solving and testing.

Our spring design software is recognised as being the very best in the world (due to the spring fatigue data we have in our database). Our spring test machines are highly accurate and boast exceptional quality whilst our training courses educate, inform and inspire. We have valuable research databases amassed over decades of work. The IST offers all companies involved in the spring industry supply chain a wide range of specialist technical services – and access to a unique ‘knowledge bank’ of in-depth information.